Young Francisco and his mother are very poor. Francisco rises at dawn to deliver newspapers in the marketplace. One day he sees a kite hanging in one of the crowded stalls, and he knows he has found his heart's desire. He longs for the beautiful kite that could fly free in the blue sky far above the squalid city in which he lives. It seems that he will have to put off his dream because his mother is expecting a baby, and every penny he earns will soon be needed. But sometimes, through love, dreams do come true.