Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This sensitive social documentary follows the story of Winnie Wright, a young girl who is the daughter of a steel worker and a school teacher. The family lives in Gage Park, a Chicago neighborhood that is changing in demographics from an all-white area to predominantly a black neighborhood. Winnie, age 11, faces issues of racism in her family and community. Economic difficulties loom with a threatened strike at the steel plant and inflation in the economy. This is a humane story of social self-awareness, as Winnie learns what it means to grow up white, working class, and female.