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Poets' Prize winner Marilyn Nelson has crafted a book of poetry that tells not only the events, but the feeling and emotion of the devout life of George Washington Carver. Raised by a childless white couple who had owned his mother, Carver would leave home to receive an education and eventually start the agricultural department at Tuskegee Institute; he there found countless new uses for peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. Black and white photographs are included. 103 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Please note! This book includes graphic language and descriptions of hate crimes. Not for younger readers without proofreading by parents.