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.
Part 1, The Crew: Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* Jack Raab is a Jewish teenager who wants to represent his family in the fight against Hitler.
* Jack lied about his age and joined the Army Air Corps.
* Jack has gone to boot camp in Florida and is now in Louisiana to undergo training...
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