Carver: A Life in Poems   -     By: Marilyn Nelson
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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.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 1886910537
ISBN-13: 9781886910539
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Ages: 9-12

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

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