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A Picture Book of George Washington
     

A Picture Book of George Washington

by David A. Adler, John Wallner (Illustrator), Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator)
 

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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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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
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:
9780874991611
Publisher:
Live Oak Media
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Series:
Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description:
Book and cassette(s)
Product dimensions:
10.34(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

David Adler was born April 10, 1947. He graduated Queens College in 1968 with a BA in economics and education and licenses to teach mathematics and history. He then worked for nine years as a New York City mathematics teacher. While teaching he studied at New York University and in 1971 was awarded an MBA in marketing. He began work on a PhD in marketing when inspiration struck and he wrote his first book, A LITTLE AT A TIME (Random House, 1976). Suddenly his focus changed from marketing to writing.

In 1973 he married Renee Hamada, a psychologist, and in 1977 their first child, Michael was born. By that time David had written several books. He was granted a child-care leave from teaching and while Renee continued her work, David stayed home, took care of Michael, and wrote in earnest. It was during his first year on leave that he wrote CAM JANSEN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN DIAMONDS. David's ANDY RUSSELL series was inspired by another family member and the many adventures the family had with his enthusiasm and his pets. He lives in New York State. www.davidaadler.com.

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