Among Schoolchildren - Sent Away, Chapters 1-8, (pg 145-193) Summary & Analysis

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Sent Away, Chapters 1-8, (pg 145-193) Summary and Analysis

At the beginning of Chapter 1, Chris gets a new child in her class, Juanita. Juanita is from out of town, but was forced to move to Holyoke after her father gets remarried. She was mistakenly put in a bilingual class which further slowed her progress during the school year. Chris is saddened by this sad, lonely child. She promises to help Juanita make progress this year.

As always Clarence is still causing trouble. While Chris expected this, it is truly beginning to worry her. Because she constantly focuses all of her attention to Clarence, the other children in the class feel ignored. They also feel the strain of Chris and Clarence's relationship. While Chris does not want to give up on Clarence, she does not want the other children in the...

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