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 1-8 Abstract
* A woman named Amina waits every night for her husband Ahmad to come home from a night of drinking, but she cannot question him because he is a man.
* Each morning Amina and her daughters, Aisha and Khadija, will make breakfast and serve the men of the house before they...
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