George Washington Carver

By Bolden, Tonya & Museum, In Association with The Field

Publishers Summary:
A Coretta Scott King Honor Award author offers a fresh look at this pioneering American innovatorShampoo from peanuts? Wallpaper from clay? Ink from sweet potatoes? Discover Carver’s imagination and inspiration in this one-of-a-kind biography. With imagination and intellect, George Washington Carver (1864–1934) developed hundreds of unexpected products from everyday plants. This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. This book follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carver’s life, discoveries, and legacy.

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ISBN
978-0-81099-366-2
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2008

Gr 4-7 Carver was born into slavery and raised by German-American farmers in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, and his humble beginnings could not even hint at the innovative scientist and the passionate educator he would become. Bolden traces the course of his life and reveals how his love of nature, keen intellect, and ingenuity as a problem-solver earned him the name "the Wizard of Tuskegee." His famous research with peanuts represents only a portion of his work; his studies led to the devel...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Based on thorough research and written in conversational and sometimes lyrical prose, this book provides insight into a warmer side...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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