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.
Introduction | Chapter 1 Abstract
* One Easter when Maya is a young girl, her grandmother makes her a yellow dress.
* She imagines herself to be a blonde movie star with blue eyes. When she wears the dress, she is disappointed to find she still looks the same.
* Marguerite (Maya), age three, and Bailey, age four, are traveling on...
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