A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by David A. AdlerBorn a slave, he became a leading scientist.
This is the inspiring story of the pioneering African-American teacher, scientist, and artist. Carver is perhaps best known for his scientific work with peanuts and sweet potatoes (and for inventing peanut butter!), but Time magazine also called him the Black Leonardo for his painting. Adler tells of Carvers work at the Tuskegee Institute with Booker T. Washington, his hard childhood, and his determination to learn despite many obstacles,
A man of deep faith, Carver worked throughout his life to create scientific discoveries that would improve the lives of Southerners--especially African Americans.
The colorful illustrations show Carver in all stages of his life and give children insight to Carvers world.
For almost thirty years, David Adlers Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adlers expert mixtures of facts and personality (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history, or who need reliable sources for school book reports.
George Washington Carver Bio Part 1
George Washington Carver Reading Passage
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Words: Skills: Summary. Grades: 2nd 3rd 4th. Topics: History. Lexile Range: L - L.
As he was an African-American, he was born a slave, so his influence on American culture, and the fact he has risen to the status of a famous inventor, is proof of his strong character. George's life started with a lot of trouble. He was born into slavery in Missouri , and to add to that, he, his mother, and his sister were kidnapped in the night by raiders when he was only a week old, and sold into slavery in Kansas. His master, a German immigrant names Moses Carver , hired a man to find the three, but only found George, and negotiated that the kidnappers bring George back. When the Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, Moses freed George and raised him as his own son, and his wife Susan taught George to read and write. As African-Americans were not allowed to attend school in his town, George had to walk to a different school 10 miles away.
Reading A-Z resources organized into weekly content-based units and differentiated instruction options. George Washington Carver is a biographical text that chronicles the accomplishments of an African-American scientist. Born into slavery but set free after the Civil War, Carver struggled to get an education during a time of segregated schools. He eventually became a professor of agriculture and inventor who dedicated his life to helping farmers, and became famous in the process. He won the respect of a nation at a time when African Americans faced widespread discrimination.