I read this book because I gave it to my godson as a birthday gift. I wanted to know what it was about to talk about after he read it. The book is excellent even for an adult. Interspersing important events in the civil rights era in a story with a good plot was extremely well done. Birmingham church bombing, Medgar Evers, Ruby Bridges, and the discussions on racism were phenomenal. I recommend this book to kids who don't know much about the Civil Rights era. Very well done!