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.
* The author begins with a series of facts about the number of Chinese-born girls living in the United States with American adoptive parents.
* As of the writing of this book, in 2000, more than 18,000 children, nearly all girls, had been brought to the U.S.
* The large number of...
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