In the deceptively calm lull between World War II and Vietnam, the United States faced one of its most important challenges: the battle to establish precedents for true racial equality. In a small Southern town, segregation and racial bias erupt in the lives of four children. Black siblings Jeremiah, Sarah Mae, and Wallace will cross paths with a White boy, Glen Dale, in a way that will leave all of them changed forever. In navigating their way through an oppressive town in the wake of a murder, their lives will depend on whether they can throw off the ideologies and indoctrinations that have enslaved them all. One of these children will have a hard journey toward adjusting their perspective. Narrated by children and beautifully written in authentic dialect that gives a deeply intimate look at each character, this thought-provoking novel of childhood survival reminds us that growth and change are inevitable and necessary-but not easy.