Bused across town to a school in a white neigborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American boy named Brewster describes his first day in first grade. Includes historical notes on the court-ordered busing.
Brewster is part of the first wave of busing that sweeps America in the 1970s. Sent to a previously all-white school, he encounters bullying but also hope for a better future in the form of an encouraging school librarian. The book includes a historical note explaining the history of busing and school segregation.