Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

eBook - 2014
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From Inner-City Nobody to Brilliant Neurosurgeon

When Ben Carson was in school, his classmates called him the class dummy. Many--including Ben himself--doubted that he would ever amount to anything. But his mother never let him quit. She encouraged Ben to do better and reach higher for his dreams, and eventually he discovered a deep love of learning. Today this young boy from the inner-city is one of the world's greatest pediatric neurosurgeons. Through determination and lot of hard work, Ben overcame his many obstacles and is now dedicated to saving the lives of critically ill children around the world.

Publisher: Grand Rapids : Zonderkidz, [2014]
Edition: Revised kids edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780310738312
Branch Call Number: EBOOK J OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Apr 11, 2017

My two kids and I read this book together as a read-aloud. Wonderfully written and approachable for my 7 1/2 year old and 9 year old. The book was intended for kids as an introduction. While it is not an exhaustive book about Carson's life, it has whetted the appetite for my children to learn more about him, and about other amazing people who have overcome tremendous odds. I give it 5 stars!

Apr 05, 2017

I have a lot of respect for Ben Carson. He's a brilliant doctor and extremely learned and his faith is obviously very important to him.
This book doesn't even begin to do Ben Carson justice. It is sad that this book tries to provide any biographical information about someone who deserves respect and has been inspirational to a lot of people from diverse backgrounds.
Unless it was specifically targeted and written for middle school-aged children, this book is horrible. The book is incredibly simplistic, and unless you already know about the man, it does nothing to shed any new information or provide any insights. It also skips over huge portions of his life and achievements.
If this book was written for adults it's a disgrace. Don't waste your time. You'd be better off using Google and Wikipedia to learn more about such a great person as Ben Carson.


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