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
* Malcolm X's story opens with a story about how the Ku Klux Klan visits his home while his mother is pregnant with him.
* One of eight children, Malcolm grows up in poverty, moving a number of times before his family settles in Michigan.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Once the family settles in Lansing, Michigan, Malcolm's father...
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