This book was very powerfull. It was a good story of adversity overcoming the odds to learn at all costs. But the graphic writing left me feeling guilty in some sense for how Night john was treated. Not that I had any thing to do with his treatment, but that there are still people out there who want to mistreat people of different races. I think this story would be a good story for several different reasons. I t can be used to reinstate the importance of education, and let students realize how lucky they are to be able to have the ability to learn. It can also help address issues of racism and abuse of power.