A coming of age story in the perspective of Hollling Hoodhood.
While Holling was staying after school with Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Bigio comes into the room crying because her husband died in the Vietnam war.
Would you like to live with me?
Hollingshows up to his favorite baseball player's, Mickey Mantle's, signing. But things didn't according to plan when Mickey refuses to sign Holling's ball because of his bright yellow pants. So, Danny proves his loyalty to Holling by giving back to Mickey.
"The Wednesday Wars"
Holling's sister, Heather runs away, but ends up alone at a bus stop, so she calls Holling to let her know about her situation. Holling did everything in his power to help his sister and eventually meet up at an airport and are happy to see each other, unlike before when they were enemies.
Mrs Bigio, whose husband died asks Mai Thi, the girl she shamed for being Vientamese to live with her instead in the refugee home.
"The Wednesday Wars" is a coming of age story that proves friendship can get you through hard times.