A Picture Book of George Washington

A Picture Book of George Washington

by David A. Adler, Alexandra Wallner, John Wallner
     
 

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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. See more details below

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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.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-An easy-to-read biography that is well suited for reading aloud or for use by children needing material for social studies or science. The text contains quotes from Carver, which add to the presentation. Adler begins with Carver's birth near the end of the Civil War and ends with his death in 1943. Youngsters will learn important facts about slavery and racial prejudice as well as the botanist's significant contributions. The colorful illustrations complement the simple, but informative text to give children a solid introduction to one of America's most important scientists. A concluding note discusses the peanut tariff of 1921 and Carver's attitude toward racial problems.-Susan Knell, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823408009
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Series:
Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
252,178
Product dimensions:
9.54(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
AD750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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