Until I was 15, I was normal. Nothing about me screamed "trail-blazing interplanetary diplomat." Then I learned about Ayanna and everything changed.
In high school, fate left Rachel Miller facing an uncertain future, including the possibility of banishment to a Japanese boarding school. So Rachel does what anyone in her position would do: she leaves Earth, and the prospect of seaweed-filled breakfasts, to become the first human to set foot on Ayanna.
On Ayanna, people can change their appearance, transport themselves with a thought and gardening is the planetary pasttime. The culture is peaceful and the race is technologically advanced. Rachel doubts she can help their planet continue evolving as the Ayanna people expect her to.
But the longer she's there, the more Rachel realizes just how much she has to teach the Ayanna about family and love.