But in 1963, as a new girl at an all-white South Carolina high school, it does. Discovery of Charlotte’s mixed ancestry would mean her suspension—removing her from friends, a boyfriend, and her best chance for a drama scholarship.
When Gran breaks her leg and moves in, Charlotte’s risk skyrockets. But Gran’s stories of her own grandmother, a slave during the Civil War, give Charlotte the strength to battle those who are determined to unravel her future.
Two time periods—100 years apart—come together for an unforgettable story of freedom and courage.