Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Louisa is a young, black woman who is returning home from a long day's work at Mr. and Mrs. Stone's home, her white employers.
* Louisa hums as she walks to her home among the shanties in a factory town.
* Louisa thinks about Bob Stone, the white son of Mr. and Mrs. Stone, and Tom...
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