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.
©2010 Rita Williams-Garcia (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
“With memorable characters … and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading." (School Library Journal)
This is the best story/characters/YA that I have ever heard on Audible. Hands down. No question. If you have any interest in MG fiction or recent history or crazy awesomeness, you should hear this story Right. Now.
This book made my children interested in learning more about the Black Panters. it was an introduction into learning more about African American history.
Excellent – I enjoyed this book, good historical fiction – It brought back memories of 70’s – weaving facts about the Black Panther Party and human drama –through the eyes of a 11 year-old girl.
Three Sisters go take a plane from New York to California to visit their mother who left them with their father and grandmother. They get to know their mother, history and the resilience of love.
This was a great historical fiction story. I def will recommend it. It ended in a way I wouldn't have expected and at the same time I was left with wanting more. I would love to hear this story thru Cecil's view instead of Delphine's view just to hear the other end.
blind bob and me
I could barely get through the first section because of the reader's voice. Tried repeatedly.
Come on! I am African American just so you won't think I have other issues about the author's voice.
Awful. Awful. Awful. For the price of audible books, please invest in more crisp, believable voices. Just sounds like someone being forced to read to a sibling reluctantly as a dreaded chore. The change in voice did not help. I think the reader tried....but just not cut out for this children's book. This reader's voice is best for other genres perhaps.
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!
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