Maya J. Jenkins is bursting with questions. Will she get the MVP award at this year's soccer banquet? Who will win the big grill-off between Daddy and Uncle J? When will she pass the swim test and get a green bracelet? For answers and a dose of good luck, 12-year old Maya turns to her Wheel of Fortunes, a cardboard circle covered with small slips of wisdom she's collected from fortune cookies. But can the fortunes answer deep-down questions? The ones she's too scared to ask out loud? Like, where did Mama's smile go, the real on that lit up everything around her? When will Daddy move back home? And most of all, does she have enough courage to truly listen to the voice in her heart?