Told through the voices of eight students in Ms. Graham’s fifth-grade class, this book tells the story of how these very different kids deal with issues like bullying, immigration, women’s rights, and homelessness. Encouraged by their teacher to immerse themselves in the topics they study, these friends, ex-friends, and never will be friends, use notes, letters, journal entries, and graphic novel style comics to reveal their responses to being challenged to “think outside the box.” When several of the students take their project too far, however, it is obvious that they did not foresee the consequences of their actions. Everyone makes mistakes, but what happens when your mistake hurts someone else? Can they set things right, learning, as one of the students says, “Once our rocks are thrown, pebbles or not, we cannot stop the ripples. They have a life of their own.” Perfect for fans of Because of Mr. Terupt, this is a wonderful choice for a classroom read-aloud and study.