A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League - Rise and Shine Summary & Analysis

Ron Suskind
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Rise and Shine Summary and Analysis

Cedric is up and out the door each morning by 6:30, arriving at school far before other students in order to complete his school work and continue preparation for the upcoming SAT. The urgency within him says he must do it now or lose his only chance. Because so little learning can occur in most of his classes and because he knows he will eventually compete with peers far more effectively prepared than he has been, he must spend these mornings in pursuit of learning. Further, he is working on a science fair project, a chemical analysis of the effects of acid rain on buildings, that will be part of a city-wide competition. Ballou High School, during the regular school day, has little to offer its capable students. While his advanced combination math and science classes are challenging...

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