In The School Story, a young girl named Natalie writes a book that she sends to a publishing company where her mother, Hannah, works as an editor. Because she is a child, however, she uses a pseudonym, Cassandra Day, so that her real identity will not be discovered until the book is accepted for publication. When Hannah’s boss, Letha, sees the manuscript, however, she believes it will be successful and wants the credit for editing it, so she decides to edit it herself. To get Hannah to read the manuscript instead of Letha, Natalie’s friend Zoe, posing as her literary agent named Zee Zee, complains to Letha directly that Cassandra (Natalie) will not work with the publishing company if Hannah is not her editor. Letha demands an apology and refuses to publish the book. At that point, Zee Zee writes a letter to the president of the publishing company and explains Natalie's request. The president reads the manuscript, loves it, and honor’s Natalie’s wishes. The president gives Hannah the manuscript to edit, and later the book is published.