Sisters Tali and Octavia want to spend their summer break relaxing with friends. Instead, their parents are forcing them to take a road trip with their sports-car-driving, pushup-bra-wearing Grandma Mare to a family reunion in Alabama. Luckily, Mare knows a thing or two about willful teens, having been one herself: at age sixteen, she ran away from home to join the Women's Army Corps during World War II. As Mare's story unfolds, Tali and Octavia discover their family history and heritage-and a lot about themselves as well. A 2010 Coretta Scott King Honor Book.