In 1984 New York City, A 12-year-old girl named Jessie Simon is taken to, yet again, another foster home long after being taken away from her mentally ill mother at age 9. She is sent to live with Joy and Roger Wilder, a couple who raises 8 other children. Jessie must come to terms with accepting her new family or her want to reunite with her mother.
Jessie Simon, 12 year old troubled girl who gets sent to live with the Wilders.
Angela Keane, Jessie's social worker
Joy Wilder, An African-American lawyer who is Jessie's foster mother, Roger's wife, and the children's mother
Roger Wilder, A Caucasian record store owner who is Jessie's foster father, Joy's husband, and the children's father
Rita Simon, Jessie's biological mother who is mentally ill.
Dustin, age 6
Lucas, age 9(Dustin's brother)
Stacie, age 8(African American)
Holly, age 5
April, age 9(Holly's sister)
Nina, age 7(Hispanic)
Zoe, age 7(Nina's twin sister)
Ana Sofia, age 3(Nina and Zoe's little sister)
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