Everything you need to understand or teach Carver by Marilyn Nelson.
George Washington Carver is born a slave in Missouri circa 1864. He and his mother, Mary, a black slave, are stolen. Mary goes missing, but George is found and is returned to Mary's white owners, Moses and Susan Carver. They happily raise George. George is an intelligent black child. He loves to roam in the garden and pick bouquets. He loves nature and makes brilliant observations about nature at a young age. He goes on a quest for education, even though he faces extreme racism. George overcomes racism through his talents. He is a multi-talented person. He paints, sews and is a botanist. He is brilliant in everything he does, especially academically. His ultimate love is nature.
George receives a Master's degree from a white college, unheard of in those days. He seems to fit in better with the white...
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