Eleven-year-old Violet has one goal in mind when she runs away from home: to find her sister, Chloe. Chloe has moved to Tennessee where she's fighting for the right of women to vote. As Violet's journey grows longer, her pursuit to reunite with her sister changes. Before long she is standing side-by-side with her new friends—suffragists, socialists and black people—the type of people whom her parents would not approve. The book depicts the very end of the women's suffrage battle in America.