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.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* In Chapter 1, Thomas, a 13-year-old African American boy is sitting in a car going to his new house in Ohio.
* The house his family is renting was once an important stop on the Underground Rrailroad.
Chapters 3-4 Abstract
* The house was built and owned by a white...
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