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Sam is the new kid in school—the only kid from Earth at a school on another planet. The alien children find Sam's looks and actions strange, and Sam has a hard time fitting in. The alien students try to apply the Golden Rule to make Sam feel more accepted, but they soon learn that what is desirable in one culture may not be desirable in another culture. In the end, the aliens learn that the simplest way to find out about another culture is to ask.