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.
Part 1: Chapter 1 Abstract
* Four-year-old Essie Mae lives in a two-room shack with her father, mother, and younger sister Adline.
* While their parents are working, Essie Mae and Adline, are watched by their eight-year-old uncle, George Lee.
* Mama gives birth to Junior and Essie Mae's father takes the family to live with their great aunt. Soon after...
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