Study Guide

hush Chapter 2

By Jacqueline Woodson

Chapter 2

  • Toswiah/Evie remembers leaving Denver in the middle of the night with very few personal belongings. Sounds horrible.
  • She remembers her mother buying literature from Jehovah's Witnesses who came to the door.
  • She remembers what it was like to say goodbye to her grandmother, who decided she was too old to start over in a new life.
  • Mama is now wrapped up in her new religion.
  • Toswiah/Evie describes her old house in Denver, specifically her room and Cameron/Anna's room, imagining how the realtor will lie about the people who lived there.
  • She recalls a journal entry in which she recorded her discovery that Daddy would testify that Mr. Dennis and Mr. Randall killed a boy—thus breaking the "Blue Wall of Silence" that says cops protect each other.
  • The narrator says her name is Evie now and gives us Evie's fake back story: She grew up in San Francisco and can talk about the city at length.

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