Candace, a young colored girl raised in the south. Never knew what it meant to have hope. She feared people would find out her son could speak, so she kept this a secret for as long as she could. Some children have been placed in mental hospitals for being non-verbal or worse. This was her biggest fear. As the news travels around town about her son's disability, she takes a leap of faith and trust a teacher, with the hope that it will change she and her son's life.