When it becomes clear to Rebecca and David Rosen, a young Jewish immigrant couple struggling to survive in New York, that they will not be able to have children of their own, they decide to open their home to an orphaned black girl. While the Rosens can make their home a model of racial unity and understanding for eight-year-old Elvira, outside they are confronted with narrow-mindedness and hatred. They persevere, though - through the Depression, the Civil Rights era, and the racial tensions of recent times - until Elvira becomes a successful woman.
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