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    Carver, a life in poems / Marilyn Nelson.
    by Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
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  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 -- Poetry.
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  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 -- Poetry.
  •  
  • African American agriculturists -- Poetry.
  •  
  • Agriculturists -- Poetry.
  •  
  • American poetry.
  •  
  • African Americans -- Poetry.
  •  
  • Agriculturists -- Poetry.
  •  
  • American poetry.
  •  
  • Poetry.
  •  
  • Young adult nonfiction.
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  • Young adult nonfiction.
  • Publisher Info: 
    Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, c2001.
    Edition: 
    1st ed.
    Description: 
    103 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    RDA Types: 
    text
    unmediated
    volume
    ISBN: 
    1886910537 (alk. paper)
    9781886910539 (alk. paper)
    Contents: 
    Arachis Hypogaea -- Baby Carver -- Bedside reading -- Cafeteria food -- Called -- Cercospora -- A charmed life -- Chemistry 101 -- Chicken talk -- Clay -- Coincidence -- Curve-breaker -- Dawn walk -- The 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 -- The joy of sewing -- The lace-maker -- The 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 -- The nervous system of the beetle -- The new rooster -- 1905 -- Odalisque -- Old settlers' reunion -- Out of "Slave's ransom" -- Out of the fire -- A patriarch's blessing -- The Penol cures -- The perceiving self -- Poultry husbandry -- The prayer of Miss Budd -- Prayer of the ivory-handled knife -- Professor Carver's Bible class -- Ruellia Noctiflora -- A ship without a rudder -- The sweet-hearts -- Veil-raisers -- Washboard wizard -- Watkins laundry and apothecary -- The wild garden -- The year of the sky-smear.
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    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 information.
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