Five-year-old Kyle lives in North Dakota with his parents and three brothers. They farm with his grandparents and several uncles and aunts and their families. We see how they harvest their grain, fix the harvesting machine, and take grain to the storage elevators in the nearby town of about 100 people. Kyle helps his mother bake caramel rolls, picks fresh peas and eats them in the garden while he shares some with his dog, and plays with miniature farm machines.
Kristin and her family are African Americans, living in Wilmington, Delaware. They have a wide range of interests that take us to a computer class at summer camp, basketball practice, dance classes, church services and a Christmas concert, where Kristin plays the flute. We visit her classes at school, her father at work as director of a social service agency and watch her mother teach physical education to elementary kids.