A little girl begins her day with a simple desire; to spend the morning playing by the stream that separates her village from the forest. Instead, she discovers that a small act of kindness can change someone’s life in a big way. Everyone has a story, and each story is different. This book demonstrates how people can be shaped by their experiences, whether good or bad. The narrative, along with the discussion questions at the end, will show young readers that things aren’t always as they seem; and encourage them to look deeper than the surface to better understand those who are different from them.