Who Was George Washington Carver?

Who Was George Washington Carver?

By Jim Gigliotti

2 ratings 1 review 2 followers
Book 117 of 216 in the  Who Was Book Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8n/a5.97042
Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washingtoni Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and over 100 recipes using peanuts.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-13: 9780448483122
ISBN-10: 0448483122
Published on 12/29/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 112

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I liked this book because it gives a good summary about George Washington Carver. It starts off with him being born, and his parents buying a slave, who they took good care of. Then it talks about his invention of peanuts. At the end it talks about his death. This is one of my favorite series of books. I think you should definitely read this book if you're interested in George Washington Carver.

I have read a lot of these books, but this one was really good. I learned a lot about this guy. We should know more about him in our classes. He really made a change in our world. Plus I like peanut butter.