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 I, Chapters One through Five Abstract
* In Chapter 1, McCall recounts when he and several teens beat a white boy, and his fear that they had killed him.
* In Chapter 2, McCall takes the reader back to 1964 when he and his family moved into the new black housing development.
* In Chapter 3, McCall talks about the three bedroom...
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