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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Two Positives Summary

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Two Positives Summary and Analysis

The fifth grade, however, is a turning point in Ben's life. Mandatory eye examinations discover that Ben's bad vision almost renders him handicapped. Luckily, the school system provides him with free glasses. Immediately Ben's grades improve. He goes from failing to a "D" in math. The D, while an improvement, is not good enough for Sonya. Against his will, he memorizes all the times tables. His math tests suddenly become among the best in class. Sonya, always on a mission to improve her sons, next lays down the law about TV watching. The boys protest but to Sonya's deaf ears. Instead of hours of TV, the boys would each have to read two books per week. Sonya told her sons that if one is a good reader one can accomplish anything. Ben and Curtis did not like this new standard. Ben thinks it...

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