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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
Title remainder
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<U+2019>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
Awards note
  • Coretta Scott King Honor Book (Author), 2002
  • Newbery Honor Book, 2002
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
890
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • 6-8
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
C37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
  • 5.9
  • 7.1
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
general
Label
Carver : a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Contents (cont'd): The lace-maker -- Chicken-talk -- The joy of sewing -- Veil-raisers -- The year of the sky-smear -- The new rooster -- How a dream dies -- Out of the fire -- The wild garden -- The dimensions of the Milky Way -- Ruellia noctiflora -- Professor Carver's bible class -- Goliath -- House Ways and Means -- Arachis hypogaea -- Lovingly sons -- Friends in the Klan -- My dear spiritual boy -- 'God's little workshop' -- Eureka -- My beloved friend -- Driving Dr. Carver -- The penol cures -- Letter to Mrs. Hardwick -- Baby Carver -- Mineralogy -- Last talk with Jim Hardwick -- Moton Field
  • Contents: Out of 'Slave's Ransom' -- Prayer of the ivory-handled knife -- Watkins laundry and apothecary -- Drifter -- The perceiving self -- Washboard wizard -- Old settlers' reunion -- A ship without a rudder -- The prayer of Miss Budd -- The last rose of summer -- Four a.m. in the woods -- Cafeteria food -- Curve-breaker -- The nervous system of the beetle -- Green-thumb boy -- Cercospora -- A charmed life -- Called -- My people -- Odalisque -- Chemistry 101 -- Dawn walk -- From an Alabama farmer -- Coincidence -- Bedside reading -- Poultry husbandry -- 1905 -- Clay -- Egyptian blue -- The sweet-hearts -- A patriarch's blessing
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
103 p.
Isbn
9781886910539
Lccn
00063624
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm45166749
Label
Carver : a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson
Publication
Contents
  • Contents (cont'd): The lace-maker -- Chicken-talk -- The joy of sewing -- Veil-raisers -- The year of the sky-smear -- The new rooster -- How a dream dies -- Out of the fire -- The wild garden -- The dimensions of the Milky Way -- Ruellia noctiflora -- Professor Carver's bible class -- Goliath -- House Ways and Means -- Arachis hypogaea -- Lovingly sons -- Friends in the Klan -- My dear spiritual boy -- 'God's little workshop' -- Eureka -- My beloved friend -- Driving Dr. Carver -- The penol cures -- Letter to Mrs. Hardwick -- Baby Carver -- Mineralogy -- Last talk with Jim Hardwick -- Moton Field
  • Contents: Out of 'Slave's Ransom' -- Prayer of the ivory-handled knife -- Watkins laundry and apothecary -- Drifter -- The perceiving self -- Washboard wizard -- Old settlers' reunion -- A ship without a rudder -- The prayer of Miss Budd -- The last rose of summer -- Four a.m. in the woods -- Cafeteria food -- Curve-breaker -- The nervous system of the beetle -- Green-thumb boy -- Cercospora -- A charmed life -- Called -- My people -- Odalisque -- Chemistry 101 -- Dawn walk -- From an Alabama farmer -- Coincidence -- Bedside reading -- Poultry husbandry -- 1905 -- Clay -- Egyptian blue -- The sweet-hearts -- A patriarch's blessing
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
103 p.
Isbn
9781886910539
Lccn
00063624
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm45166749

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