Rachel Pappas was an in your face mother, but loves her daughter more than life. She rolled up her sleeves when the neighborhood bully's taunting got way out of hand. She stood up to hard-nosed teachers that didn't get it-something was wrong and Marina needed help. And she clapped till her palms hurt when her half Greek, half Jewish daughter took the podium at her predominantly African American school-glowing in her cap, gown, and neat, greased cornrows. No on was going to hurt Marina. NO ONE. Except Rachel herself, diagnosed with bipolar disorder-a condition Marina would face too. This is the story of a tumultuous relationship seeded in pure love. And it's about evolution.