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.
Section 1: Introduction, Dedication, pages 1-7 Abstract
* In the Introduction by Naomi Shihab Nye, Nye writes that she has lost many things throughout her lifetime, causing her to be attracted to words like immortal, eternal and forever.
* Nye considers whether there is anything good about losing and thinks that perhaps it makes people momentarily take better care...
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