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.
Children of Silence, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Abstract
* "Them" is the story of Loretta Wendall and her two children, Jules and Maureen, and their struggles with poverty, which negatively impact their lives. The story takes place in Detroit, Michigan, from the years 1937 to 1967.
* At the novel's beginning, Loretta is 16 years old, living with her unemployed, alcoholic father and...
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