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
* Henry's father was a slave who bought his freedom, and that of his wife, from their owner.
* In the following years, Henry's father has worked hard to save the money to buy his son, but the price for Henry keeps rising because the owner has a great deal of affection for Henry.
* The white...
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