This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man George Washington Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. It follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carver’s life, discoveries, and legacy. Includes an afterword and bibliography.
Awards for George Washington Carver: Orbis Pictus Honor Book NYPL Book for the Teen Age NAPPA Gold Award IRA Notable Book for a Global Society Jefferson Cup Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Coretta Scott King Honor winner Tonya Bolden has written a number of award-winning books for young readers and adults. She lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
George Washington Carver learned to read and write in-spite of the rules and regulations of his era. This book is: *Good for young learners. *Has easy to read sentences and adequate pictures to enhance the reading material. *Factual details to explain the life of the "plant doctor." You will also learn of another nickname for George Washington Carver as well as when his name changed and why it was changed. Here is another question you might find interesting, where is the national monument for George Washington Carver located? In this book Tonya Bolden tells you where the monument is located along with many other interesting facts about George Washington Carver.