In the early 1900’s racial prejudice, eugenics, and religion influenced the beliefs of most Americans. On the island of Malaga, off the coast of Maine, greed and these societal forces came together in a shameful and shocking way. In this work of historical fiction generations of pain and suffering are discovered and addressed. The good citizens of Maine looked down upon the mixed-race families inhabiting Malaga Island and turned their energy toward removing the “degenerate half-breeds” from the land, in the hopes that a fine resort could be built and that tourist dollars would flow into the city coffers. In this retelling of documented historical events, Cora Lane, and her missionary parents, establish a school on Malaga but are unable to stop the atrocious events that occurred on Malaga Island. Events, prejudices, and beliefs that are echoed through the years until today, as a modern family reaches back to discover the past.