Little Altars Everywhere - Chapters 2 & 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2 & 3 Summary

In Choreography (Siddalee, 1961) seven-year-old Sidda develops a crush on her dance teacher, Charlene Parks, a former June Taylor dancer on TV. Sidda especially envies her teacher's high-heeled tap shoes. To her delight, Charlene picks Sidda as a favorite student and is invited to visit Charlene at home, where Charlene's African American maid Jewel takes care of them. Sidda revels in the attention she receives from Charlene.

Sidda is disappointed when her Aunt Jezie returns from college because instead of paying attention to Sidda, Aunt Jezie befriends Charlene Parks. Soon they are going to dances and soda fountains almost every week. When Sidda encounters the two by chance at a burger place, she rushes to speak to them. Charlene is cool yet polite, while Aunt Jezie ignores Sidda altogether. Sidda is crushed. Later, when the two women realize that Sidda feels excluded, they take...

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