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.
Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* The narrator, Celaya Reyes, recalls an annual trip her family made to see her Grandmother in Mexico City.
* Celaya's father, Inocencio, and his two brothers--Uncle Fat Face and Uncle Baby--work together at a furniture company in Chicago and they all quit to go back to Mexico without telling their wives.
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