Dixie, Jennifer Leigh Darling, tells the unforgettable story about growing up in the deep South during the 1960s. She grows up in a harsh world filled with violence and racism, but her heart tells a story of bravery and trust. When she is devastated with the untimely suicide of her mother, and her father rejoins her life, but provides little supervision or guidance, Dixie finds herself alone. In spite of the looming racism and threats by the KKK, she finds friendship with a young black boy and all hell breaks loose. Dixie is willing to stand up for what she believes is right…even if it means her own life.