In One Crazy Summer, do the sisters find what they're looking for on their trip to Oakland? Why or why not?

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The one thing that the girls are looking for the most is a functional mother-daughter relationship. We find out that, while not as active in her daughters' lives as she should be, Cecile does love and care about the well-being of her girls. Through Delphine's point of view, we realize...

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The one thing that the girls are looking for the most is a functional mother-daughter relationship. We find out that, while not as active in her daughters' lives as she should be, Cecile does love and care about the well-being of her girls. Through Delphine's point of view, we realize that Cecile is working towards a higher power; she wishes to fight for the cause of Civil Rights and (specifically) for Black Power. In order to do this, she cannot maintain an invested relationship with her children.

The girls (particularly Delphine) realize this and go back home to continue being raised by their father. While they do not get the relationship they desire, the girls do receive some closure around the subject. They also gain more knowledge about the world around them and why the fight for black empowerment is so crucial. Most importantly, they gain insight into who their mother is as an individual.

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