A year of revelations culminates in a performance full of surprises, as two girls discover their place in the world. Our protagonist's parents are from Mexico, but not Margie's. She has managed to convince her classmates that she is one hundred percent American, just like them. But when Lupe, her Mexican cousin, comes to live in her house, the image of herself that she had created is undone. Lupe's situation is not easy. She feels that her house in Mexico is not a home ever since her father went north. The hope of being able to find it in the United States gives her some comfort, but learning a new language in a new school presents a great challenge. Just like Margie, Lupe needs a friend. Little by little, the steps of each girl find the rhythm of a shared dance, as they discover the true meaning of home. Following the tradition of Me llamo Maria Isabel, Alma Flor Ada and her son Gabriel M. Zubizarreta offer an honest account of the values of family and friendship, and of the experience that the immigrant must go through: becoming part of something new and at the same time, preserving their own identity.