After the death of Connor's grandmother, Connor's dad finds out that the person he thought was his father, was not. His mother, Connor's grandmother had a baby with an American Ace. She left Connor's dad a ring and a mystery. As the story, told in poetic narrative, unfolds Connor's dad finds out that his father was a Tuskegee Airman - making him half African American which is a shock to a man who thought he was half Italian and half Irish. I felt the story was pretty good but a few references put it out of range for my students.