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George Washington Carver
by Tonya Bolden

    Publication Date: Jan 01, 2008
    List Price: $19.95
    Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780810993662
    Imprint: Abrams Books
    Publisher: Abrams
    Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe

    Hardcover Description:

    A Coretta Scott King Honor Award author offers a fresh look at this pioneering American innovator

    Shampoo from peanuts? Wallpaper from clay? Ink from sweet potatoes? Discover Carver’s imagination and inspiration in this one-of-a-kind biography.

    With imagination and intellect, George Washington Carver (1864 1934) developed hundreds of unexpected products from everyday plants. This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator.

    This book follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carver’s life, discoveries, and legacy.

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