In a small town called Hillsboro, a man named Bert Cates is on trial for breaking the Butler Law. This law said you couldn't teach anything about Darwin's evolution in a classroom. The trial was one of the biggest trials ever and, drew in some of the most famous people; Mathew Harrison Brady, three time running presidential candidate had gone to see the memorable trial. Rachel, Reverend Browns, close minded, indecisive daughter was in a relationship with Bert. She didn't agree with what Bert was doing, and wanted him to say he was wrong about teaching it, and that to be the end of it. Bert didn't want to so he went to trial.

I liked that the book was about something that actually happened. However, I did not find it very interesting to read. I didn't like the play format of it.

What can we learn from reading this book?
In this book you can learn that appearence is not always reality.

Answers to essential questions:
How do we handle our individual differences?
Different people handle there individual differences differently. Some people like there individual differences and find them unique. Others don't like them and are not so accepting of there differences.
Does tolerance equal acceptance?
I don't think tolerance equals acceptance. You can tolerate someone or something without accepting it. For example, you may tolerate something questionable that someone says, but you still might not accept it.
Can we tolerate someone/something without agreeing with them/it?
I believe it is possible to tolerate someone/something without agreeing with it. Like, if someone is a Democrat and you are a Republican, you might not agree with all of the opposite parties beliefs, but can tolerate it without throwing a big fit.