In fifth grade, he was known as the dummy of his class. It was taken for granted that Ben could take an entire quiz and miss every question. “I was most likely to end up in jail, reform school, or the grave.”
A sinking student, Dr. Ben Carson was lifted from deep inner-city poverty to world-renowned neurosurgeon and professor at Johns Hopkins University. Holding two to three jobs, his illiterate mother noticed that the wealthy families she worked for invested their time reading books rather than watching television. Dr. Carson credits his transformation and life change to a reading program his mother created for he and his brother.
Contend for books. Long-form reading is powerful and transforming – personally and culturally.
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