Carver : a life in poems / Marilyn Nelson. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : WordSong, [(c)2001. Description: 103 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1886910537; 9781886910539Subject(s): Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 -- Juvenile poetry | African American agriculturists -- Juvenile poetry | Agriculturists -- Juvenile poetry | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 -- Poetry | African Americans -- Poetry | Agriculturists -- Poetry | American poetryGenre/Form: American poetry. LOC classification: PS3573.N428.C378 2001PS3573.A4795.N428.C378 2001COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Originally published: Asheville, North Carolina : Front Street, 2001.
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.
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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Newbery Honor Book, 2002.
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2002.
John Newbery honor award
National book award finalist
Boston Globe-Horn Book award