Well educated, middle class couple James and Rachel have moved back
to America from Uganda with their traumatized adopted son in hopes of
providing him with a better life. Instead, Daniel is threatened with expulsion from school for his violent behavior.

As his behavior becomes increasingly dangerous, Daniel's rocky progress is revealed through the eyes of the adults who are responsible for him his
levelheaded principal, his apprehensive teacher, and his sympathetic
counselor and James and Rachel are forced to grapple with the backlash
of their choices.