George Washington Carver

From the Series On My Own Biography

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Born a slave near the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver was a small and sickly child. Too frail to work in the fields of the Missouri farm where he grew up, George did chores around the house. But when his work was done, he headed for the woods. There his lifelong love of nature was born. As a teacher and scientist at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute in the 1900s, George Washington Carver became famous for his work helping farmers grow better crops while sharing with them his love of nature’s beauty. Follow George’s inspiring life through this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written book.

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978-1-57505-458-2
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-57505-362-2
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2000-08-01
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007020, JNF007090
Dewey 630'.92
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47165
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Awards, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Awards

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 2001

Illustrator: Lance Paladino

Author: Andy Carter

Author: Carol Saller

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On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →