RAIN is the story of a 19-year old African American girl who lives in the inner city projects with her younger sister her older brother and their mother. Her sister becomes involved with gang members is drugged at a party and then sexually explicit photos are taken of her and used for blackmail. Rain tries to intervene but is unsuccessful and ultimately witnesses her sister\'s murder; thus becoming a threat to the gang leader. Rain s mother secretly contacts what turns out to be Rain\'s real mother who is white. Rain s biological mother reluctantly agrees to protect her and Rain is placed in the home of her grandmother a wealthy white woman. Rain is placed in a private boarding school for the gifted which culminates into Rain\'s emergence as a talented singer and musician.