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
* "Year of Impossible Goodbyes" begins by introducing the narrator, a little girl named Sookan as well as her family.
* The story is set in Pyongyang, Korea in 1945 during the Japanese occupation.
* Sookan watches Grandfather meditate under a tree even though it is forbidden.
* The family is forced to run a sock factory for the...
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