Judy Wald has a problem. Shes in a mental institution and she doesnt know why. All she is sure of is that her problem has something to do with the multiple backgrounds of her family. Judy is a little girl lost, lost in the web of ethnocentrism, the emotional attitude that results in the belief that ones own culture or nation is superior to others. But in actuality, ethnocentrism is just another name for bigotry.