73 pages 2 hours read

Jacqueline Woodson

Before the Ever After

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

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Part 1, Pages 1-22

Reading Check

1. Who is known as #44?

2. In what year does the story take place?

3. Where is ZJ’s dad supposed to be the night he comes home?

4. What do ZJ and his friends call themselves?

5. What does ZJ’s father frequently call him?

6. What does ZJ like to do in his spare time?

Multiple Choice

1. Which of the following positive memories does ZJ recall as he processes his grief of his dad’s cognitive decline?

A) swimming in his pool

B) helping his mom to cook in the kitchen

C) working out with his friends

D) spending time in the car with his parents

2. Which of ZJ’s friends is described as fearless and an expert bike rider?

A) Daniel

B) Ollie

C) Darry

D) Everett

3. Who tells ZJ that if he loves a thing, he has to love it as much as possible?

A) Ollie

B) his father

C) his mother

D) Daniel

4. How does ZJ make his father smile as they spend the night at home alone?

A) He shares his slice of pizza.

B) He tells how he gave his friends his lunch.

C) He says he wants to play football too.