This is the touching story of a young boy who "returns home" by car with his mother to Savannah, Georgia from Detroit. Imani is introduced, through story telling by his mother, to a part of his race and familial history he has never known.
"Granny's Mama was a real slave, Mama? I never knew we had slaves in our family," is Imani's response to a bit of family history told by his mother for the first time. When his mother tells him the tale of the flying Africans, a fantastic tale of rebellion which has been passed past, but to an extended family.