This is an amazing story of two fifth grade boys who learn that things are not always what they seem. Ravi is a recent immigrant from India where he was a popular star student. In his New Jersey classroom, however, his accent, clothing and favorite foods simply cause him to be ridiculed for being different. His classmate Joe, who has a learning challenge, is equally miserable since he is the constant victim of the bullying of a popular student. Told in alternating chapters, each boy’s perspective on events of the week the book covers is presented as they seek to find the courage to improve their lives. A perfect choice for any student who has ever felt like an outsider.