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Carver: A Life in Poems

Authors: Nelson, Marilyn
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
BISAC/Subject: JNF007050
ISBN: 9781629795874, Related ISBNs: 1629795879, 1635925614, 1886910537, 9781629795874, 9781635925616
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: 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.
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