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.
Introduction, December & January Abstract
* Thompson discusses himself and his drug use.
Chapter 2, January, February, into March Abstract
* The authors explains the basic components of a political campaign, including the schematics of the voting demographics.
* The youth and African-American votes are considered important ones to secure.
Chapter 3, February & March Abstract
* Thompson discusses his extreme awkwardness at not...
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