It is the Deep South in the 1930s. Mae is just three when her father is tragically killed by white men. A short time later, her distraught mother flees the plantation for the big city. Now left in the care of her grandmother, Big Mama, little Mae has unfortunately already discovered that life is uncertain and that nothing is promised. Despite her best efforts, she cannot forgive or forget her beloved daddy’s death.
As Mae continues her coming-of-age journey in a wooden-drafted four-room building, she learns how to love, pray, and hope for better days, even as she faces obstacles and negative forces that make her life almost unbearable at times. Because of her strong moral values, she is called “Miss Goody Two-Shoes” by her classmates. Still, Mae presses on, attains good grades, and sets a lofty goal for herself to attend college. But will she be able to persevere and find a purpose for her life, despite her trials, tribulations, and disappointments?
In this historical tale, an African American girl growing up on a plantation must learn how to endure her challenges and dream big in order to escape her fate and realize happiness and success.