This is a story that takes place in 1956 Brooklyn, New York. It's the story of a young boy who loses his father at age seven in the half and his mother at 29 who is left alone with five young children. A year later his mother meets a man who is kind, gentle and loving. Young Joey takes to him. One day Joey can't figure out why people on the street stare at them and make rude remarks, until he finds out his step-father is black. This is the story of one families struggles of being an inter-racial family and the journey of anger that ends in bitterness and tragedy.