This book takes the reader all the way back to when we had slavery. Kizzy Ann Stamps, the main character, has a dog named Shag that helps her along the path of life. As a young one, Kizzy was cut and was left with a huge scar going down the corner of her right eye and to the bottom of her cheek. Later on in the years, Kizzy had a chance to be transferred to a white school, when before, she couldn't go too. Throughout the book, the reader will experience the struggles and happiness young Kizzy Ann Stamps has experienced, which can give the reader different moods the whole way. Lastly, the reader will be reading the notes Kizzy sent to her new teacher. If you ask me, this book is splendid and is very knowledgeable for pre-teens, teenagers, and adults of all ages.