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The Resource Carver, a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson

Carver, a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson

Label
Carver, a life in poems
Title
Carver, a life in poems
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Nelson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of poems assembled by award-winning writer Marilyn Nelson provides young readers with a compelling, lyrical account of the life of revered African-American botanist and inventor George Washington Carver. Born in 1864 and raised by white slave owners, Carver left home in search of an education and eventually earned a master's degree in agriculture. In 1896, he was invited by Booker T. Washington to head the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute. There he conducted innovative research to find uses for crops such as cowpeas, sweet potatoes, and peanuts, while seeking solutions to the plight of landless black farmers. Through 44 poems, told from the point of view of Carver and the people who knew him, Nelson celebrates his character and accomplishments. She includes prose summaries of events and archival photographs.--Publisher's description
Summary
A collection of forty-four poems--told from the point of view of Carver and the people who knew him--provides an account of the life of African American botanist and inventor George Washington Carver
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2002
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2001.
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2002.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002
Awards note
  • Newbery Honor Book, 2002.
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
131828
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
C37 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life in poems
Label
Carver, a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Arachis Hypogaea -- Baby Carver -- Bedside reading -- Cafeteria food -- Called -- Cercospora -- Charmed life -- Chemistry 101 -- Chicken talk -- Clay -- Coincidence -- Curve-breaker -- Dawn walk -- Dimensions of the Milky Way -- Drifter -- Driving Dr. Carver -- Egyptian blue -- Eureka -- Four a.m. in the woods -- Friends in the Klan -- From an Alabama farmer -- "God's little workshop" -- Goliath -- Green-thumb boy -- House ways and means -- How a dream dies -- Joy of sewing -- Lace-maker -- Last rose of summer -- Last talk with Jim Hardwick -- Letter to Mrs. Hardwick -- Lovingly sons -- Mineralogy -- Moton field -- My beloved friend -- My dear spiritual boy -- My people -- Nervous system of the beetle -- New rooster -- 1905 -- Odalisque -- Old settlers' reunion -- Out of "Slave's ransom" -- Out of the fire -- Patriarch's blessing Penol cures -- Perceiving self -- Poultry husbandry -- Prayer of Miss Budd -- Prayer of the ivory-handled knife -- Professor Carver's Bible class -- Ruellia Noctiflora -- Ship without a rudder -- Sweet-hearts -- Veil-raisers -- Washboard wizard -- Watkins laundry and apothecary -- Wild garden -- Year of the sky-smear
Control code
1935240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
103 p.
Isbn
9781886910539
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00063624
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45166749
  • (OCoLC)45166749
Label
Carver, a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson
Publication
Contents
Arachis Hypogaea -- Baby Carver -- Bedside reading -- Cafeteria food -- Called -- Cercospora -- Charmed life -- Chemistry 101 -- Chicken talk -- Clay -- Coincidence -- Curve-breaker -- Dawn walk -- Dimensions of the Milky Way -- Drifter -- Driving Dr. Carver -- Egyptian blue -- Eureka -- Four a.m. in the woods -- Friends in the Klan -- From an Alabama farmer -- "God's little workshop" -- Goliath -- Green-thumb boy -- House ways and means -- How a dream dies -- Joy of sewing -- Lace-maker -- Last rose of summer -- Last talk with Jim Hardwick -- Letter to Mrs. Hardwick -- Lovingly sons -- Mineralogy -- Moton field -- My beloved friend -- My dear spiritual boy -- My people -- Nervous system of the beetle -- New rooster -- 1905 -- Odalisque -- Old settlers' reunion -- Out of "Slave's ransom" -- Out of the fire -- Patriarch's blessing Penol cures -- Perceiving self -- Poultry husbandry -- Prayer of Miss Budd -- Prayer of the ivory-handled knife -- Professor Carver's Bible class -- Ruellia Noctiflora -- Ship without a rudder -- Sweet-hearts -- Veil-raisers -- Washboard wizard -- Watkins laundry and apothecary -- Wild garden -- Year of the sky-smear
Control code
1935240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
103 p.
Isbn
9781886910539
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00063624
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45166749
  • (OCoLC)45166749

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