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.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* Robert Smith attempts to fly to the other side of Lake Superior with handmade wings.
* Robert Smith dies from the fall.
* As a result of Smith's death, Ruth Foster is admitted to Mercy Hospital, which does not normally take black patients.
* Ruth lives with her husband Macon Dead who despises her.
* Macon Dead...
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