Carver: A Life in Poems

Carver: A Life in Poems

by Marilyn Nelson

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Overview

Beautiful verse explores agricultural scientist George Washington Carver's life and many achievements, from his work as a botanist and inventor to his unsung gifts as a painter, musician, and teacher.

George Washington Carver was determined to help the people he loved. Born a slave in Missouri, he left home in search of an education, eventually earning his master's degree. When Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, Carver truly found his calling. He spent the rest of his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless Black farmers by developing new uses for soil-replenishing crops such as peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. This STEAM biography reveals Carver's complex and profoundly devout life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781886910539
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 813,554
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Marilyn Nelson is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut and lives in Storrs, CT.

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