Buckwheat’s Journey… is a multi-cultural/ethic middle grade fiction yet invites reading on all multi-levels or age groups. It is a light-hearted yet evocative perspective of stereotype and bullying. Set in Chicago, Buckwheat re- enters the 21st century as a doll and clashes with black classy female dolls because of social and cultural differences. When Buckwheat says, “Otay, whateva yuh say,” realization sets in. As Buckwheat travels to the worlds of the picaninnies, the readers will go on this historical and geographical journey of self-discovery with him. They will have a better understanding how stereotypes impact African-Americans today. Although contentious issues are present, this narrative has several humorous scenes. Along the way, Buckwheat is transformed, yet becomes a hero. The readers will be inspired as well as gain knowledge that it is not what is on the outside but the inside.