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Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems

Hardcover (April 9, 2001) , 1st edition
George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and was raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother. In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree. In 1896, Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, where 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. Carver's achievements as a botanist and inventor were balanced by his gifts as a painter, musician, and teacher. This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book by Marilyn Nelson provides a compelling and revealing portrait of Carver's complex, richly interior, profoundly devout life.
Publisher
Front Street
Series
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books
ISBN
9781886910 / 9781886910539
Pages
112
Weight
13.6 oz.
Dimensions
6.2 x 0.5 in.

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