Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecil, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecil gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance.
Cecil’s cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the mother-daughter connection they’ve never had. But Cecil acts remarkably different after she sees her daughters at the Black Panther rally, where they recite a poem Cecil herself had written. At that point, Cecil’s attitude toward her daughters begins a remarkable change.
“With memorable characters … and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading." (School Library Journal)
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- Kathryn Bradley
Great family road trip book!
Most definitely. My 11 year old grand daughter enjoyed the story
The inner workings of the Black Panthers really intrigued my grand daughter and she was able to relate history to this fictional story.
This story kept an 11 year old, a 23 year old and a 50 year old all glued to the car. There were parts so good we didn't want to get out for gas and bathroom breaks!
- Iris J. Scott Love