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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Themes

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Themes

Education/Success/Achievement

Sonya Carson will not settle for anything less than the success of her sons. Even though she has only a third grade education, she is intelligent and know how important education and reading are for the future of her boys. A day does not go by without Sonya encouraging her boys, telling them they can become whatever they want. She is stern and strident in her goals for her sons. She wants them to have a better life than she had. Ben Carson is not a great student in elementary grades but begins to achieve in junior and senior high school. He often remembers his mother's words when facing adverse conditions including racial prejudice and low expectations from students as well as teachers.

But Ben perseveres and to his surprise begins to realize that he might be one of the smart kids in class. He slowly...

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