Bakari Katari Johnson is having a bad day. Tariq Thomas, the most popular kid in their class, is in his face -- again! And here comes Keisha Owens with all of her bossy talking.
On top of that, Bakari has found a strange ring that appears to have magical powers, and the people from the ring's fantastical otherworld want it back.
It doesn't help that Bakari is so shy. And scared to speak up. And wishes he could hide under his desk in Mrs. Crump's class at Thurgood Cleavon Wilson Elementary. Well, at least he's got his best friend, Wardell, who's always there to help, even in the scariest situations.
Can Bakari and Wardell hold off the intruders' attempts, keep the ring safe, and stand up to Tariq and Keisha all in one day?