Ben was born in Detroit,Michigan. Sonya, his mother, dropped out of school in the 3rd grade and was married when she was only thirteen. Unfortunately when Ben was only 8, his parents got divorced.This made life difficult because Sonya was left to raise the boys by herself. She worked 2-3 jobs at a time to provide for them.
When Mrs Carson saw Benjamin's grades falling she was determined to turn their lives around. She limited to turn off the.TV. She had a talk and told them they had to finish their homework before they go outside and every day read two book from the library and write a report about the story they read. Even with her poor eye see she could barley Read what they have written.
One day Benjamin’s Teacher brang in some rock samples and the teacher said who knows the name of this rock and know one put there hand up so Benjamin put his hand up and said"The name of the rock was obsidein"And the teacher said" you are correct". So Benjamin Was going form the bottom of the class to the top. His grades where going over the roof.