Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. She's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship to the school of her dreams. And then everything shatters. Her parents are forced to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.
When your country doesn't want you there, how do you know where you belong? Jasmine de los Santos has been pushed by her immigrant parents to overachieve and be the best she can be. She's thrilled to be named a finalist for a big college scholarship. But when she brings home the paperwork, she learns that she and all her family are in the country illegally. As Jasmine's world shatters around her, she rebels, trying to make sense of herself - who is she? Is she American? Illegal? Something in between?