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Black Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Given up as a lost cause by his grandmother and aunt, Richard returns to public school and, as new boy in school must once again demonstrate his ability to hold his own with his tough-boy schoolmates. He is determined more than ever to figure out how to deal with the enduring poverty that continues to manifest itself in the form of constant hunger, tattered clothes, and long delays in his ability to buy schoolbooks.

Richard discovers he can be a good student and, following rapid promotions to higher grades in schools are as puzzling to his family as are his announcements that he plans to study medicine or become a researcher.

While his grandmother had given up on trying to lure him into the church, she maintains her religious restrictions and does not allow Richard to work on Saturdays, the only time during the week that he...

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