This Gunga Peas Book deals with the subjects of identity, bullying, religion, and diversity. When Noel and his family move from French-speaking Haiti to Miami, they think they are moving to a better life. But for Noel the move is anything but better. Gramps seems to be getting sicker, Papa and Mama are fighting all the time, and school is terrible! Even soccer, the sport he loves more than anything, seems out of his reach as the boys at his school tease him for being Haitian. Maybe changing his name to sound less Haitian will help him to fit in.