Carver: A Life in Poems

Carver: A Life in Poems

by Marilyn Nelson

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629795874
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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

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