At the beginning of the story Papa and uncle were fighting because papa and mama and Jr. were moving into town for papa's job. But Jr. soon relises they are moving because of him. His papa wants Jr. to have a good education and moving into town will teach him English and have a higher education than a two room school house in the country.
The big kids tried to trip Jr. but he stomped on their feet and kept on with his day. They were 3rd graders and he was only in first grade.
The teacher made it very clear she doesn't want Spanish spoken in her class and it makes Jr. feel targeted because there aren't a lot of kids that spoke Spanish or looked like him.
.He gets challenged again and soon becomes part of the gang. They hang out and watch movies together
There favorite movie to watch was the Cisco kid and they would have a different person pay each week. And they took the movie into their own lives and hunted down Denver (jounoir's neighbor)