Daya Knight is an ebony bracefaced teen who does not want to go to school. Not because she feels sick or anything though, because she doesn’t want to get made fun of for her awkward metal braces. She tries her best, but can’t work up the courage. She sneaks back in the house only to get seen by her stepbrother. Shes scared he will tell mom and dad, but hes actually a lot more understanding and consoling. He explains to Daya that she has so many beautiful qualities that no one will even notice her braces!