The boy at the back of the classroom was the only one not staring at Abdullah. Who was he, Abdullah thought to himself? Abdullah knew that the boy had some sort of secret that made him different from the others, something that made him stand out. But what was it?
Carefully addressing the issues of racism, bullying, and color-blindness, this book is both engaging and insightful. It highlights how the color of one’s skin should be infinitely less important than their actions in the eyes of others—and how difficult school can be for children that don’t quite fit in.