Carver: A Life in Poems

Carver: A Life in Poems

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Newbery Honor Book
National Book Award finalist
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
Flora Stieglitz Straus Award

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.

Author: Marilyn Nelson
Publisher: Wordsong
Published: 01/11/2022
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 8.80h x 6.00w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781635925616
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 59113 / Carver: A Life in Poems

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