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 Overview

"Jazz" is a novel by Toni Morrison which takes place in New York in 1926. With his twenty-year marriage disintegrating, Joe Trace takes on an eighteen year-old mistress, whom he later kills when he discovers she is having an affair. Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse at the funeral -and both husband and wife must confront their lives in the aftermath. "Jazz" deals with themes of silence and absence, as well as music.

Study Pack

The Jazz Study Pack contains:

Jazz Study Guide

Lesson Plan

Jazz Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: