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Carver : A Life in Poems

by Marilyn Nelson Hardcover
Item Number P1366
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Product Information

  • AR Level5.9
  • AR Quiz Number59113
  • AR Quiz Points1
  • AuthorMarilyn Nelson
  • Page Count112
  • ISBN101886910537
  • ISBN139781886910539
  • PublisherBoyds Mills Press
  • Year Published2001
  • Grade Level6 - 9
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectPoetry anthologies (various poets)
  • Lexile Level890

Product Description

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.

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