Anna and Adam Morgan have known their caregiver, Rosalita, as far back as they can remember. She opens her world to the colorful traditions of the Dominican Republic. When their father becomes ill and must undergo cancer treatment, Rosalita and her family get more involved as the Morgan family struggles with changes at home. Soon after, the family moves to Vermont and they must leave Abuelita Rosalita, and their neighborhood, behind. Then, an essay contest ‘Your personal Hero’, at their school, reconnects them to Rosalita, until the authenticity of the essay comes into question. The contest brings challenges and surprises for the Morgan family.