Rocket Boys: A Memoir - Chapter 25, The National Science Fair- Chapter 26, All Systems Go Summary & Analysis

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In chapter twenty-five, Sonny hones his speech for the science fair judges. Quentin quizzes him intensely and helps him prepare charts, diagrams, and designs. O'Dell finds black velvet for the display and builds boxes. Sherman and Billy photograph Cape Coalwood. Roy Lee makes 3 x 5 cards for each rocket component, listing the dimensions and functions. While the rocket boys focus on preparation for the National Science Fair, the mine is idle. Things are desperate. Strike funds are gone and the food from the state is running out. Mr. Caton begs Mr. Dubonnet and the union, and grudgingly gets permission, to allow him to create rocket components for the BCMA science fair display. Homer Sr. won't commit to move to Myrtle Beach with Elsie just yet, claiming he doesn't want the...

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