Carver: A Life in Poems (Hardcover)

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    Marilyn Nelson is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut and lives in Storrs, CT.
    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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    ISBN 9781886910539
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 103
    Publisher Date 2001-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Front Street Inc
    Copyright Year 2001
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Life in Poems
    Series Name Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Nelson, Marilyn
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