The Wednesday Wars - April Summary & Analysis

Gary Schmidt
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April Summary

In "April", Holling makes the cross country team, and Mrs. Baker learns that the Marines are headed into Khesanh to find missing soldiers, like her husband. At home, Holling's sister and Mr. Hoodhood argue about political issues, as Mr. Hoodhood announces that Kowalski, Meryl Lee's father, is giving up on his business. Holling is extremely concerned, and he and Meryl Lee painfully discuss things the following day, when she notes she will likely have to move. In track, Holling continues to succeed with Mrs. Baker's continued coaching.

Holling is helping Meryl Lee with their history assignment when Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. The two sit with the Kowalski family in silence, holding hands as they watch the news. That night, Mr. Hoodhood keeps questioning how such a thing can happen, and Holling's sister refuses to come down for dinner. Mr. Hoodhood stays...

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