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, A Fine New Car Abstract
* Cassie and her brothers are waiting for Stacey, their older brother, to come back from working in Jackson.
Chapter 2, Friendships Abstract
* Stacey has purchased a truck, which is not common for blacks in this time.
Chapter 3, The Hunt Abstract
* Trouble occurs at...
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