It's 1963 in Kuckachoo, Mississippi, and Addie Mae Pickett is about to start junior high school. She's also about to enter into the heart of the Civil Rights movement in the deep South. Addie is going to watch as her brother has to go into hiding to avoid injustice. She has to watch as her uncle must be guarded in the jail against the Ku Klux Klan. She has to watch as her house burns down. This is a powerful story of the vivid discrimination of the times and the subtle discrimination of the times as experienced by a young girl. One day or another, it comes time to stand up. Will Addie Mae have the courage and the strength to rise?