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 through 13 Abstract
* In Chapter 1, Riva talked with her daughter Nancy about how it was possible for the Nazis to kill so many people without anyone intervening.
* Riva reminisced of the events starting in 1939.
Chapters 15 through 24 Abstract
* Riva was living in Lodz, Poland, with her mother Nacha and 6 siblings.
* Riva and her family were renting an...
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