Amazing Grace addresses the issues of traditional roles of race and gender and how we can break out of these traditional roles. Grace proves the other kids in her class wrong by getting the part of Peter Pan in the school play, despite being African-American and a girl.
I think this book is great at addressing these issues with a class setting in the story which can transition to a real classroom. I would use this with middle elementary students who would be addressing some of the issues presented in this book. I think it could open up wonderful, open discussions in the classroom, too.
Lexile Level - 680