Brown Girl, Brownstones Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Book 1, A Long Day and a Long Night, Chapters 1 & 2

* Brooklyn New York, 1939 - Barbados immigrants are living in old brownstones.

* Boyce family includes Selina and Ina, daughters of Deighton and Silla.

* Other boarders in the same brownstone include Suggie, Miss Mary, and her daughter, Maritze.

* Deighton receives a letter informing him that he has inherited land in Barbados.

* The land becomes a point of contention between Deighton and Silla.

* Silla wants to sell the land so that they can buy a house.

* Deighton is proud to own land and will not sell it.

* Not appearing in a family photo, Selina feels like an outcast in relation to her family.

* Ina is older and more experienced.

Book 1, A Long Day and a Long Night, Chapter 3

* Suggie has a date in her room, which irritates old maid, Maritze.

* Miss Mary chides her daughter for being jealous and needing to find...

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