Carmen loves doing magic with her Papi. He can make sarapes fly. He can make rabbits vanish! But one day, her Papi vanishes.
She is sad and scared when she learns he has been detained because he is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. At first, Carmen's family keeps Papi's detention a secret, fearing that they might be judged negatively.
As Carmen's community becomes aware of their situation, they rally around her family with love. Carmen learns she can find strength in herself and maintain her connection with Papi, no matter what happens.