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
* The novel opens in 1967, in Anchorage, Alaska as Richard Perry, a black high school student, joins the army. Richard joins the army because he has very few options in life, even though he is very smart, his single mother is too poor to send her son to college.
* Richie, as Richard Perry is called...
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