Zoe is a 12 year old girl who lives just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. It is summertime, and she is focused on becoming the best kid baker that has ever been. Her world is changed when she receives a letter from her birth father, Marcus, who has been in prison since before she was born. Zoe had always thought that he was guilty of a horrible crime and that he was a bad man. However, as she continues to secretly exchange letters with her father, Zoe learns that perhaps things are not as they seem. From the Desk of Zoe Washington is a heartwarming story about family and loyalty. It also educates readers about systemic racism within the justice system in present day America.