George Washington Carver: Ingenious Inventorby Nathan Olson, Keith Tucker
Tells the story of plant scientist and inventor George Washington Carver. Written in graphic-novel format.
Children's Literature - Kathie M. JosephsThe format of this book is my favorite--graphic. It offers the type of book for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. It is also a superb way to introduce nonfiction books to young people. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will enjoy the graphics, exhilarating stories, and fast paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous influence on the story. The author includes a box on most pages that includes narration that gives extra information to the reader to help with comprehension. This book is part of the history and biography series and covers the life of a slave turned inventor. This nonfiction book is about a young orphaned slave named George and how he went from being a slave to a man who received many awards and honors. The story explains how what he accomplished in life gave him the "title" of being the father of the peanut industry. The reader will learn how a slave became an orphan and used his life to make a difference in the world of science. There are four chapters in just twenty-seven pages and all major facts are well covered. Vocabulary has been well selected, and this book is an excellent resource that could be used for writing a summary, a book report, or a source for research. At the end of the book the author includes two pages of additional information. In addition, there is a "Glossary," "Read More" section, "Internet Sites," "Bibliography," and an "Index." I highly recommend this book for children who want to start their own personal libraries, for classroom and school libraries, and for enticing the reluctant reader.
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