Delphine,Vonetta,and Fern are sisters. They where abandoned by there mother named Cecile. They are all getting ready to fly on a plane to met there mother in Oakland, California. Delphine is the oldest and she is in charge of her sister for the flight.
Delphine and her sisters met there mother. They did not know anything about her. She was in sun glasses and a scarf around her neck. It made them think she was a secret agent. After they ate dinner they got a knock on the door. There were three men dressed in black. "They look like the black panthers on television" Delphine said. It got them thinking.
Delphine and her sisters follow her mom around and found out all kinds of stuff about there mother that they never knew about! They figure out that she writes poems and gets money off of it. They travel around the world and discover all kinds of things.