Wanda Petronski just wants to join the fun of having friends like any teenager, but in 1930's small town America, a Polish Immigrant doesn’t fit in easily. When Maddie's best friend, Peggy, starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn't right. When the teasing doesn't stop, and the Petronski's move away from the town's prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She realizes that allowing her friend to be a bully can be as bad as acting that way herself. Determined not to let her fear get the best of her, Maddie braves the scorn of her friends and stands up to them.