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
* The novel begins with a poem about the inevitability and omnipresence of change.
* It is the eve of Lauren Oya Olamina's 15th birthday.
* Lauren awakes from a dream where she is learning to fly, but faces many obstacles.
* In the second part of her dream, she relives a memory of speaking to her stepmother...
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