Eleven-year-old Callie is fearless, stubborn, and a little nosy. So when she sees an old yellow dog wandering around town by itself, she tries to figure out who it belongs to. When her sleuthing leads her to cross paths with a white boy named Wendell who wants to help, the segregated town doesn't take too kindly to their budding friendship. As Callie and Wendell's search for the old dog brings them closer and closer to a cabin haunted by ghosts in the woods, the simmering prejudices of the townspeople boil over. This is a deeply moving story that spans lifetimes, showing that history never truly disappears and that the past will haunt us until we step up to change the present and stand together for what is right.