Arguably one of the most outstanding Americans of the 20th century, yet seemingly almost forgotten today, George Washington Carver gets an enlightening biographical treatment in this beautifully illustrated picture book. The book focuses on George’s childhood, as he tends a hidden garden and teaches himself botany through observation and experimentation, but his social and scientific achievements as an adult are not neglected. George’s inspirational story shows that anyone so inclined — even a boy born into slavery — can become a scientist, and that scientific work can truly make the world a better place.
–Donovan, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
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