George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden
A fascinating picture book biography of pioneering American innovator George Washington Carver from Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Tonya Bolden
Shampoo from peanuts? Wallpaper from clay? The ink from sweet potatoes? George Washington Carver (1864–1934) developed hundreds of unexpected products from everyday plants with imagination and innovation.
Carver was an exceptionally uncommon man: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. This book follows his life from enslaved orphan to his student days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught) and on to his work in agriculture. Illustrated with historical photographs and published with The Field Museum, Chicago, the book traces Carver’s life, discoveries, and legacy.
George Washington Carver recommended for ages 8+
Paperback, 48 pages,