Sarah and Jenny are best friends in Washington,DC, during the politically charged 1980s. As Cold War rhetoric escalates in1982, the two ten-year-olds write letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropovasking for peace. Jenny's letter gets a response, and Sarah is left behind whenher friend accepts the Kremlin's invitation to visit and becomes aninternational media sensation. The girls' friendship still hasn't mended whenJenny and her parents die in a plane crash in 1985. Ten years later, Sarah getsa letter suggesting that Jenny's death might have been a hoax. In her search forthe truth, she delves into her personal Cold War history and attempts toseparate fact from propaganda.