Jahara fled war-ravaged Iraq with her mother and brothers, and is living in a community in Syria, which has seen a flood of refugees. Though she is only 9 years old, she and the other Iraqi refugee children have already seen unimaginable tragedy. Her parents were kidnapped by terrorists and forced to divorce; a brother was kidnapped and murdered. Work is scarce in her new town. Her mother despairs of being able to afford the rent. The local school struggles to absorb all the new children. And Jahara, feeling like a stranger in a strange land, struggles to fit in with a new and different society. She discovers the world looks rosier when you find new friends.