Article Title

Class Action


Amanda Morgan


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, School, Learning, Law, Justice, Legal System

Document Type

Book Review


Sam is only in sixth grade, but his homework keeps him busy from morning until night. After months of forgoing fun, including playing his beloved piano and building a treehouse with his dad, Sam decides to take a stand. But when he does, he gets suspended. Sam is defeated until his next-door neighbor, a retired lawyer, tells him he has the right to a fair trial. With the help of his sister, his neighbor, and all his friends, Sam sues the board of education for infringing upon children’s rights. It gets all the publicity they could hope for, and before long Sam and friends stand before nine justices, pleading with them to ban homework and save childhood.