After years of being home schooled, Amy Hodges is excited to start fourth grade at a ?real? school. On Amy?s first day, she gets teased not only because she is new, but also because she looks different. Amy is part Asian, Caucasian, and African American. Eventually, Amy meets a group of nice kids and one of them even affectionately gives her the nickname ?Amy Hodgepodge? since she?s a mix of so many races. But when their teacher announces that the annual talent show is coming up, Amy wonders if her new friends will want to include her, too.