That's right, we are in MASSACHUSETTS!
Twelve-year-old Sydney Taylor is used to people questioning if she's white because of her light skin and curly hair. Afterall, no one else in her family looks like her. Despite her physical appearance, Sydney has always known she is black, naturally, because her family is black. But lately, she's starting to question her racial identity. From her best friends declaring her hair too white to be braided, to a classmate's twisted logic about a racial slur, Sydney is more confused than ever. And when a saleslady threatens to call the police on her mom because of a dispute about whether Sydney is even her child, Sydney is even more perplexed. But when she finds a mysterious picture that unlocks a forbidden family secret, the truth about Sydney finally begins to emerge. As she searches for the answers about her racial identity, Sydney must decide if she can learn to accept and love all of her.