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
* Essie and Laura compare memories of the Palm Sundays, Easters, and church-going habits of their childhoods.
* Narration gives descriptions of both women.
* Laura struggles to convince Essie to do something positive with her life.
* Laura suggests that the two of them start a church like the church a few blocks away which was started...
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