"Based on a true story. On a freezing cold winter night, nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada, having left Nigeria with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They are running for their lives, having lived under the threat of violence from a controlling family member. Soon after they land, disaster strikes-- Konisola's mother is hospitalized and Konisola is forced to fend for herself in a strange country with no family and no friends. Will she be allowed to stay in Canada as a refugee, or will she and her mother be sent back across the ocean? This is a story of bravery and determination, of loss, and of generosity and good will that paved the way for a new family."-- Provided by publisher.