On the shores of Bedford Basin in Halifax, twelve-year-old Selina Palmer is growing up in the community of Africville in 1965. Although they don't have the same amenities as the rest of the city, the brightly coloured houses scattered beside the sea are home to a tight-knit group of African Canadians who have been anchored by the little white church for over a hundred years. Selina lives there happily with her parents and grandmother.Struggling with what it means to be the only black student in her grade six class, Selina takes comfort in the fact that every day she goes home to a loving and vibrant neighbourhood, where friends and family accept her as she is. But ugly rumours are starting to surface about the fate of Africville. When city authorities appear and families begin to move from the area, these fears become real. Just as Selina is coming to understand her place in the world, will the only home she knows be taken away?