Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson

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 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.


  • Publisher : Front Street; 1st edition (April 9, 2001)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1886910537
  • ISBN-13 : 9780439456739
  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.56 x 9.31 inches