Jazz Summary
Toni Morrison

Everything you need to understand or teach Jazz by Toni Morrison.

  • Jazz Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Jazz Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Jazz Summary

Jazz is the story of a love affair between Joe Trace, a fifty-year-old married waiter and part-time cosmetics salesman, and Dorcas, a seventeen-year-old girl. When Dorcas leaves Joe for a younger man, he tracks her down at a party and shoots her. Dorcas refuses to implicate Joe, declining medical assistance and telling everyone who asks about the shooter, "I'll tell you tomorrow."

Tomorrow, of course, she is dead. Joe's wife Violet...

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Study Pack

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Jazz Study Guide

Lesson Plan

Jazz Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including: