Carver: A Life in Poems

By Marilyn Nelson

Nelson challenges readers with a truly new biography of George Washington Carver. Told from multiple perspectives, this collection of fifty-nine poems reveals littleknown facets of the remarkable scientist, who it too often dismissed as “the peanut man.” With simple sophistication and beauty, Nelson transcends Carver's brilliance and scientific achievements to present the essence of this profoundly humble man.

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