The Best American Essays Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* "The Telephone" by Anwar F. Accawi

* Accawi reflects on his quaint and simple childhood in Jordan.

* He remembers asking his grandmother how old someone was and she responded without a date, but with a relation to another event in that year.

* He recalls the effect of the village's first telephone and how it made his village become a global community.

* Although Accawi benefits from the progression the telephone brought to his village, he feels people are searching for a better life that they will not find.

* "Hair" by Marcia Aldrich

* Aldrich recalls her mother's obsession with hair.

* Aldrich's mother seems to think that the perfect hairstyle will complete an incomplete soul.

* Aldrich's older sister refused to change her hair and her younger sister had the worst hair of all.

* Rhonda, a hairstylist, saw hair as a transitory entity that...

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