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, 2 and 3 Abstract
* The novel begins with a group of elderly African Americans, led by Reverend A.Z. Hickman, visiting Washington, D.C.
* The group is there to see Senator Adam Sunraider, who is Hickman's white adopted son. The senator, however, has become a vile racist who has denied his past and...
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