George Washington Carver
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2015
  • Price: $9.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1839-8
  • EAN: 9781419718397
  • Page Count: 48
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All

This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man George Washington Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. It follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carver’s life, discoveries, and legacy. Includes an afterword and bibliography.


Awards for George Washington Carver:
Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
NAPPA Gold Award
IRA Notable
Book for a Global Society
Jefferson Cup
Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award

About the author

Coretta Scott King Honor winner Tonya Bolden has written a number of award-winning books for young readers and adults. She lives in New York City.