A poverty-stricken school district in Missouri loses its accreditation, and a nearby affluent community’s schools must take in some of its students. Over the course of a year, we follow the lives of three different women impacted by this unique situation. Camille, PTA extraordinaire and wife of an executive, sees her perfect world come apart. Adoptive mother Jen struggles with motherhood in ways she didn’t expect. Anaya is a brand new teacher who is unprepared for the challenges of this changing environment.
Each person brings her own past experiences into the current drama. People’s expectations and reactions cause tension to mount. Perception is key to this emotional drama, and the author shows through all of the story’s characters how bias impacts everyone.