Zami, a New Spelling of My Name Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapters 1 - 3

• The book opens with the author, Audre, talking about the power and grace of her mother.

• Audre's parents immigrated to the United States in 1924 from the Grenadines.

• The author talks about the Carriacou culture in the Grenadines, and the women there whose love for one another was called Zami.

• Audre begins taking extreme positions on issues and asserting her ideas.
• Audre talks about her mother being imposing and sometimes embarrassing her, as well as the impact of the Great Depression on her family.

• Audre is born nearly blind and doesn't have glasses until later.

• Audre learns how to read from a local librarian before starting school and is ahead when she begins.
• Audre's class is split into two groups and she is often found in the bad one because of her color.

• A white boy named Alvin befriends Audre and helps her excel in school but...

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