The aunt and uncle are fighting to keep the family there but the dad just wants to move away to get his son a good education. He doesn't want his son to grow up and become a farmer he wants a good life for him.
The family drives to their new home and start to get settled in and they meet their neighbors. The community around them are very different then what they are used to.
He starts school and realizes that speaking Spanish will get him in a lot of trouble. (The teacher hits him with a ruler for speaking in his own language)