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 - Joseph Binbin Mauvant Abstract
* The first chapter of the book begins in the rural mountains of Haiti; Joseph Binbin Mauvant, Mama Lola's great grandfather, disappears.
* The short, fictitious story told here is one of Mama Lola's family lore and held as historical truth.
* Manman Marasa, the wife of Mauvant, is going about her usual...
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