Reading this book as a child opened my eyes to what it might have been like if I were a black girl living during the civil rights movement. To realize that there were so many problems the world had with skin color. Their mom had abandoned them, and when they arrived to see her, her personality was distant, flippant, and uninterested. They didn't really understand her way of living. When they started going to black panther day camps they also felt like they didn't know what was going on. But really, their mom introduced them to a life of never being quiet towards oppressors and to stand up for the liberation of their people.