A Picture Book of George Washington Carverby David A. Adler, Dan Brown (6)
George Washington Carver was born a slave. He wanted to devote his life to helping other members of his race, so he joined Booker T. Washington on the teaching staff at the newly founded, all-black Tuskegee University, where he earned his Master's Degree. A selfless, altruistic man, he worked tirelessly to improve the economy and way of life for his people.
Meet the Author
David Abraham Adler (born April 10, 1947) is the author of nearly 200 books for children and young adults, most notably the Cam Jansen mystery series, the "Picture Book of..." series, and several acclaimed works about the Holocaust for young readers.
Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year.
Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career.
Adler has three children and one grandson. He lives in Woodmere, New York.
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This book presents the young life of George Washington Carver with drawings to entice the young reader. It is good to use during read aloud story time, yet be careful of what happens in Fort Scott, you will need to handle this experience in George's life with sensitivity to your young audience. Young readers will learn what George's first exposure to learning included/his first learning experiences, as well as his first elementary school and where it was at. They will also find the answer to these questions: Why did George leave Fort Scott? And what did George learn you could use to help treat polio? George Washington Carver's work can be an inspiration for many young readers.