Stella Mills live in a small town called Bumblebee in North Carolina. She and her family were Native Americans. The white people that lived in the near by town were not very nice to them.
The Klu Klux Klan, or the KKK, was burning a cross down by the Kil-Kenny pond! This can only mean that they are warning them to stay away.
The KKK set the Spencer house on fire! It was because Mr. Spencer, Pastor Paton, and Stella's father went to register to vote. The Klan got very angry when they did this.
Stella sees Paulette Packard from drowning in the pond! That's the white docter's duaghter! She thought if she pretended to drown her father would come notice and save and maybe finally show her a bit of love. But Stella saves her instead.
Everyone on Stella's side of Bumblebee comes to the Riverside school Christmas Pagent as a pleasant end to all of these unfortunate events.