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Read and learn about an important historical figure in American history with Who Was George Washington Carver? by Jim Gigliotti. The patron saint of the peanut butter industry and the scientific genius that Time magazine called "The Black Leonardo". Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.

The Heroes of History series chronicles the true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. Once a kidnapped slave baby, George Washington Carver found freedom in learning everything he could about the world around him. Overcoming poverty and racism, George became a brilliant scientist and a gifted professor who dedicated his expertise to helping black farmers escape the devastating grip of poverty.

Perfect for genre fans or reluctant readers, this graphic-novel account of George Washington Carver's life provides a thrilling way to learn about his life and accomplishments. 32 pages, paperback.

Born into slavery, George Washington Carver found freedom in learning everything he could about the world around him. In fact, as a boy George had so many questions that he set out from home alone to get an education. Overcoming poverty and prejudice, he would grow up to be one of the best scientists in the nation.

Born to slave parents, young George was orphaned before he could walk. In his youth he fought poverty and throughout his life he battled prejudice. Yet George Washington Carver emerges as one of history's most remarkable men! How? "The Lord has guided me," Carver was heard often to say. With his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, George Washington Carver was greatly used by God to discover countless numbers of scientific wonders and to lead a life which has inspired millions of Christians everywhere.

Introduce young readers to the life of George Washington Carver, a man who devoted his whole life into helping his people and the world around him. When George Washington Carver was born, he had many things against him. He was a sick, weak, little baby. His father had just died, and his mother was left alone to care for him and his brother James. Even worse, he was the son of slaves. There was no hope for the future. But George Washington Carver was no ordinary man. He was a man who turned evil into good, despair into hope and hatred into love. With a love of learning, Carver never stopped asking questions and trying to make the world into a better place. Because of his curiosity and work, we have him to thank for so many of our country's crops and plants.

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