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.
An Ex-Mas Feast (Kenya) Abstract
* Eight-year-old Jigana describes his twelve-year-old sister, Maisha, who has recently become a prostitute to help support her family living in a slum in Kenya.
* Maisha is already training her eight-year-old sister, Naema, about life as a prostitute.
* Jigana's family consists of Mama, Baba, Maisha, Naema, twins Otieno and Atieno, and Baby...
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