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Zeitoun Summary
Dave Eggers

Everything you need to understand or teach Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.

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

Zeitoun Summary

Plot Summary

"Zeitoun," tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-American, who lived with his wife and children in New Orleans in 2005 when the city was hit by Katrina, the Category 5 hurricane that literally destroyed the city and changed it forever. Although he was thousands of miles away from his Syrian homeland, Zeitoun maintained a close relationship with his large family there, especially his older brother Ahmad. He often thought back to the time they spent together fishing as young men and then later as sailors together on the high seas.

Zeitoun eventually settled in the United States and made his way to New Orleans. Zeitoun was a family man and had a great desire to begin his own family. He met Kathy, an American woman who was a single mother and had converted to Islam after going through a bitter divorce. Zeitoun knew that Kathy was the right woman...

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Study Pack

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Zeitoun Study Guide

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Zeitoun Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including:

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