Bike riding in City Park with her dad is one of ten-year-old Keona Browne’s favorite pastimes, and she’s planning a BIG surprise for her father when he returns home from his second deployment to Afghanistan. With money she’s hoping to earn from tutoring jobs, and the jewelry she’ll make during summer camp and sell at her uncle’s store, Keona plans to buy her dad a new bike and helmet.
The countdown to summer break begins when Keona and the students at Douglass return to school after spring break. Keona’s first day back starts out great. She lands a tutoring job. Unfortunately, for Keona, the day doesn’t end great. She learns some dreadful news. The mayor and city council may not provide funds for summer camp.
Hoping to convince the town officials to fund camp like always, Keona comes up with a plan. A plan that she hopes others will support in her efforts to save summer camp.