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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 information
Awards note
  • Newbery Honor Book, 2002.
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2002.
  • John Newbery honor award
  • National book award finalist
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book award
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
C37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Carver, a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson
Link
http://www.frontstreetbooks.com
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm45166749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
103 pages
Isbn
9781886910539
Lccn
00063624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45166749
Label
Carver, a life in poems, Marilyn Nelson
Link
http://www.frontstreetbooks.com
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm45166749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
103 pages
Isbn
9781886910539
Lccn
00063624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45166749

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