The Groundbreaking, Chance-taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America
By (author) Cheryl Harness
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Groundbreaking, Chance-taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America by Cheryl Harness
Book DescriptionThe multitalented hand of Cheryl Harness creates another winning combination of history, biography, and illustration: the inspiring story of a man who rose from slavery to worldwide fame as America s Plant Doctor. Follow the action as Confederate raiders kidnap young Carver along with his mother and siblings and sell them to Arkansas slaveholders. Here, whooping cough threatens George s life, yet the disease will be the key to his future. Unable to work in the fields, he spends his days studying plants. His desire for knowledge leads him to the rich farmlands of Iowa, where he becomes the first black student and later the first black faculty member at the state university. Carver pioneers hundreds of new uses for plants and revolutionizes American agriculture by teaching farmers the value of rotating cotton with nitrogen-rich crops. Cheryl Harness lively narrative follows Carver s rise to international fame: our hero dines at the White House, works with Henry Ford, and testifies to Congress. The book s vivid illustrations are an invitation to step back in time and become an active participant in this compelling story. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visitwww.natgeoed.org/commoncorefor more information."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781426301964
(225mm x 184mm x 17mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Cheryl Harness
Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of some 35 children s books, including seven picture book biographies for National Geographic. She has a natural talent for making history fun for kids, injecting the "wow" factor into the lives of America s historical heroes and heroines. She has won multiple awards and now lives in her historic hometown of Independence, MO. Visit Cheryl Harness at her Web site: www.cherylharness.com"
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