Carver, A Life in Poems

Carver, A Life in Poems

Book - 2001
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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: Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, 2001
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781886910539
1886910537
Branch Call Number: 811.54 C256N 2001
Characteristics: 103 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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