George Washington Carver

Elizabeth MacLeod

This title in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series introduces readers to the scientist, inventor and professor who became a symbol of African American success and interracial harmony. George Washington Carver was the orphan son of slaves, but he went on to become the world-famous “Peanut Scientist.”

George invented more than 325 products from peanuts --- including gasoline, shampoo, ice cream and chili sauce. Even when George was a child he was known as the “Plant Doctor” because he could make almost any plant grow. It was through his groundbreaking research in agriculture that George radically improved the lives of countless African American farmers in the southern United States.

978-1-55337-907-2 | Jan 1, 2007
List Price: USD $6.95, CAD $7.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 32 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“With the richness of detail presented, even reluctant readers will find something of interest about this exceptional individual ... This well-written book has plenty of material for reports and browsing.”
— School Library Journal, June 2007
“[W]ell-organized chapters and plentiful illustrations, including photographs...tell the whole story about this remarkable man.”
— Globe & Mail, February 2007
“[T]his book is a must-read for youngsters everywhere.”
— Chicago Sun Times, February 2007
2008 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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