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A Man for All Seasons: The Life of George Washington Carver

by Stephen Krensky

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Such a good addition to the biography section. Talks about his curiousity and great ability to listen which is how we learn. ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
Born on a farm in Diamond Grove, Missouri, George Washington Carver was interested in nature from a young age. He was often sick; therefore, he wasn’t able to help in the fields. George stayed close to home where he learned to cook, sew, and tend the garden. The Carter family’s former owners taught George and his older brother how to read, write, and count, but this wasn’t enough for George. He wanted more. Unable to attend the town’s school, George would sit outside and listen to the lessons. George’s thirst for knowledge continued for the rest of his life. He graduated from high school in 1884, and, in 1889, he became the first black student at Iowa Agricultural College. It was there that George found his passion and became recognized as a promising botanist. After spending some time as a graduate assistant at IAC, George received an invitation, from Booker T. Washington, to become the head of the agricultural department at Tuskegee Institute. George made his most important discoveries while at Tuskegee including the multiple uses for the peanut.
I enjoyed reading this book because I did not know much about the early life of George Washington Carver and how he became such a great agriculturalist. This book gives a short, yet thorough, look into the life of a man who made so many contributions to our society. The illustrations were beautiful, and the pictures captured the mood of the story. I think that this book is suitable for children in grades kindergarten through fourth. It could be used as part of a science or history lesson. The story is written not only as a short biography of Carver, but it will also peak the interest of the reader. Students will want to learn more about agriculture and nature after reading this book. There aren’t many kids who don’t love some product that contains peanuts. I think that they would be interesting in learning about the man who invented or helped lead the way for these products to come into existence. ( )
  Katina_DeBerry | Jan 27, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060278854, Hardcover)

Profiles the African American scientist George Washington Carver, who not only put the peanut on the map, but was also one of the first advocates of recycling.

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Profiles the African American scientist George Washington Carver, who not only put the peanut on the map, but was also one of the first advocates of recycling.

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