Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson
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