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.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on December 29, 2015 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448483122
ISBN-13: 9780448483122
2 Book Reviews
  • jalen30214
    jalen30214Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 3:39 pm44 stars
    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.
    • mammers904
      mammers904Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 5:30 am55 stars
      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.