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Alice, the life and times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Howard Teichmann
Black pioneers of science and invention by Louis Haber
The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure by John Mitchinson
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson
Dr. George Washington Carver: Scientist by Shirley Graham
Exploring Biographies of Nellie Bly, Albert Einstein & George Washington Carver by Polly Carter
Famous American Negroes by Langston Hughes
The Forty-Acre Swindle by Dave Jackson
George Carver: Boy Scientist by Augusta Stevenson
George Washington Carver by Fern Neal Stocker
George Washington Carver by Camilla J. Wilson
George Washington Carver by Lynea Bowdish
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden
George Washington Carver (Full-Color First Books) by Suzanne Coil
George Washington Carver (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Biographies) by Jo S. Kittinger
George Washington Carver: Agricultural Scientist by Sam Epstein
George Washington Carver: Agriculture Pioneer (Mission: Science Biographies) by Stephanie Macceca
George Washington Carver: An American Biography by Rackham Holt
George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life by Elizabeth MacLeod
George Washington Carver: From Slave to Scientist by Janet Benge
George Washington Carver: In His Own Words by Gary R Kremer
George Washington Carver: Ingenious Inventor (Graphic Library: Graphic Biographies) by Nathan Olson
George Washington Carver: Inventor and Naturalist (Heroes of the Faith) by Sam Wellman
George Washington Carver: Man's Slave Becomes God's Scientist by David R. Collins
George Washington Carver: Nature's Trailblazer by Jennifer Rogers
George Washington Carver: Negro Scientist by Sam Epstein
George Washington Carver: Scientist and Teacher by Carol Greene
George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard (Smart About History) by Laura Driscoll
George Washington Carver: The Story of a Great American by Anne Terry White
The Gilded Age (Eyewitness History Series) by Judith Freeman Clark
The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America (Cheryl Harness Histories) by Cheryl Harness
Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes by Dave Jackson
Inspiring African-American Inventors: 9 Extraordinary Lives (Great Scientists and Famous Inventors) by Jeff C. Young
A Man for All Seasons: The Life of George Washington Carver by Stephen Krensky
The man who talks with the flowers; the intimate life story of Dr. George Washington Carver by Glenn Clark
The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester
One Hundred and One Botanists by Duane Isely
A Picture Book of George Washington Carver (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler
The Story of George Washington Carver by Eva Moore
Unshakable Faith by John Perry
A Weed Is a Flower : The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki

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George Washington Carver (1860s – January 5, 1943), was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864.

Carver's reputation is largely based on his promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He spent years developing and promoting numerous products made from peanuts; none were commercially successful. He was also a leader in promoting environmentalism. He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP.

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