In 1969, as the world waits for the Americans to walk on the moon for the first time, a science-loving girl named Mimi moves to a small Vermont town where she worries she won’t find any friends. As if being the new kid isn’t enough, Mimi’s Japanese-African American heritage makes her stand out almost as much as her determination to join the boys in the woodworking class. Mimi and her family are also recipients of their new neighbours' and classmates' racist attitudes. Told in verse, Mimi’s story explores the intricacies of family and friendship and what it means to help someone else stand up for what they believe in.

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