While looking through her mother's old trunk, young Jane finds an aged crayon drawing. Her mother, Ira, explains that it contains a story from the summer of 1965 when she was 12 years old. And it was the last summer she would be a kid before having to work in the beet fields with her family. She was unsure what to expect when her father hired migrant workers to help withthe harvest. Despite prejudice shown by some of the locals, Ira and a young Mexican boy named Oscar build a friendship that overcomes culturaldifferences and endures the test of time.