“We’re going to find out how all Americans have discovered America and we’re going to have wonderful fun doing it.”
When Rosy’s teacher announces a special class project about discovering America through family history, everyone is excited — except Rosy. While her friends can boast about great-aunts who were beautiful debutantes and great-uncles who were famous yachtsmen, the only ancestors Rosy has uncovered are a poor great-great-grandmother who traveled to America by a lifeboat and a great-great-uncle who was a famous horse thief. What’s so wonderful about that?
Rosy’s outrageous scheme to save face makes for a hilarious and insightful story as she unexpectedly learns just what makes her own family, and America special.