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Carver: A Life in Poems, MARILYN NELSON

Author:    MARILYN NELSON

Title:   Carver: A Life in Poems

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Boyds Mills April 2001

ISBN Number:    1886910537 / 9781886910539

Seller ID:   96294

This collection of poems assembled by award-winning writer Marilyn Nelson provides young readers with a compelling, lyrical account of the life of revered African-American botanist and inventor George Washington Carver. Born in 1864 and raised by white slave owners, Carver left home in search of an education and eventually earned a master's degree in agriculture. In 1896, he was invited by Booker T. Washington to head the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute. There he conducted innovative research to find uses for crops such as cowpeas, sweet potatoes, and peanuts, while seeking solutions to the plight of landless black farmers.

Through 44 poems, told from the point of view of Carver and the people who knew him, Nelson celebrates his character and accomplishments. She includes prose summaries of events and archival photographs.

Price = 16.95 USD



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