Angel Doll is a beautifully, touching true story told through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy Jerry. He tells of his carefree life in the 1950's with his best friend Whitey. Whitey is devoted to his seriously ill four-year-old sister Sandy, whose only comfort from her illness is her love for angels. Although Whitey has saved money from his paper round to buy her a special angel doll, he cannot find one in the small town that they live in. Jerry and Whitey set out with single-minded determination to find a doll, and along the way face fear, prejudice and theft. They learn what is truly important as their lives and the lives of others are affected in a very unexpected way.