Reviewed by Maxwell F. (age 9) and Nitesh T. (age 9)
Next, Mrs. Davis telephoned Isaac's parents. When his parents came home they called the Police Station and Chief Inman came. He said that there were a group of prejudiced people causing trouble in the neighborhood. The Schnitzers, Isaac's family, called the news station and they get on television about the incident. Many people saw it. The whole neighborhood gets together and helps Isaac's family. They work together and win. Read the book to see how they do it. This book is based on a true story that took place in 1993 in Billings, Montana.
Maxwell thinks the book is sad and happy. It is sad because the prejudiced people throw a rock through Isaac's window and it's happy because the people try to help Isaac's family. His favorite part is when the Hanley family, Isaac's friends, write a sign saying, "For our friend Isaac. With love from Theresa and the rest of the Hanley family." Nitesh thinks the book teaches a lesson. The lesson is to stick up for each other. His favorite part is when Mrs. McDonnell, a friend of Isaac's family, tells a story about the King of Denmark. Maxwell thinks it is a special book because it is based on a true story. He thinks this book is like Odd Velvet because Velvet and Isaac are both being prejudged. Nitesh thinks the book is special because it is a multicultural book. He thinks this book is like The Brand New Kid because he is being prejudged about the way he looks.
We recommend this book to people who like nonfiction stories. We think it is interesting that the book is based on a true story. It also might interest readers because the illustrator used paint in the pictures and they look three-dimensional.