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  • Published: 11 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781635925616
  • Imprint: Astra Publishing House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $16.99

Carver

A Life in Poems



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.

  • Published: 11 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781635925616
  • Imprint: Astra Publishing House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $16.99

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Praise for Carver

★ "An unmatchable picture not only of Carver's life but also of his impact within his time as well as in history. . . . The book has a resonance and heart that will gratify the knowledgeable and naive alike (and that also invites reading aloud)." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

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