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Carver, a life in poems

Author: Marilyn Nelson
Publisher: Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Narrative poetry
Historical poetry
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
Carver, a life in poems.
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, ©2001
(OCoLC)606547606
Named Person: George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George W Carver; Raymond Carver; George Washington Carver
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Nelson
ISBN: 1886910537 9781886910539
OCLC Number: 45166749
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2002.
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2002.
John Newbery honor award
National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2001
Boston Globe-Horn Book award
Description: 103 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Arachis Hypogaea --
Baby Carver --
Bedside reading --
Cafeteria food --
Called --
Cercospora --
A charmed life --
Chemistry 101 --
Chicken talk --
Clay --
Coincidence --
Curve-breaker --
Dawn walk --
The dimensions of the Milky Way --
Drifter --
Driving Dr. Carver --
Egyptian blue --
Eureka --
Four a.m. in the woods --
Friends in the Klan --
From an Alabama farmer --
"God's little workshop" --
Goliath --
Green-thumb boy --
House ways and means --
How a dream dies --
The joy of sewing --
The lace-maker --
The last rose of summer --
Last talk with Jim Hardwick --
Letter to Mrs. Hardwick --
Lovingly sons --
Mineralogy --
Moton Field --
My beloved friend --
My dear spiritual boy --
My people --
The nervous system of the beetle --
The new rooster --
1905 --
Odalisque --
Old settlers' reunion --
Out of "Slave's ransom" --
Out of the fire --
A patriarch's blessing --
The Penol cures --
The perceiving self --
Poultry husbandry --
The prayer of Miss Budd --
Prayer of the ivory-handled knife --
Professor Carver's Bible class --
Ruellia Noctiflora --
A ship without a rudder --
The sweet-hearts --
Veil-raisers --
Washboard wizard --
Watkins laundry and apothecary --
The wild garden --
The year of the sky-smear.
Responsibility: Marilyn Nelson.

Abstract:

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.--Publisher information.

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