Kiera and Minni are your average twins; they love hanging out with one another, sharing jokes, whispering secrets and are always there to support the other. There is one difference, however, between the two…the color of their skin. Kiera has black skin like their mama, and Minni has white skin, like their father. To some people this is no big deal, but to others the color of their skin determines how they are treated and viewed. When the girls get invited from their home state of Washington to North Carolina to stay with their strict, former school teacher Grandmother and compete in the Miss Black Pearl of American Program, things begin to change for Minni. She takes notice of the way people treat her differently from her sister and begins to learn how much impact the color of her skin actually has. Struggling to find her place, overcoming her hesitation of performing in front of others and saving her relationship with her sister all begins to take its toll on Minni. She knows that if she wants people to see her family in the same beautiful and wonderful way that she does, she must first learn to share herself.