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George Washington Carver

Scientist and Inventor

Series: Famous African Americans

By Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

George Washington Carver spent his life asking questions and looking for the answers. He gained a reputation as the farmers' best friend after teaching about crop rotation. He told farmers to grow peanuts and sweet potatoes to "rest" their soil between cotton crops. And what could they do with all those peanuts? Carver developed more than 300 peanut-based products—from milk to printers' ink—and more than 100 ways to use sweet potatoes. Young children love the story of this exceptional inventor.

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"Each simply written title in this updated series . . . provides an adequate introduction to a notable African American . . . Large type and short sentences make these books suitable for use with reluctant readers."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2013

". . . informative and engaging."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2013

". . . offers accessible biographies for younger students or older struggling readers."

Library Media Connection, October 2013

". . . overall, the language is simple and straightforward . . . These introductions will be useful for reports and for independent reading."

School Library Journal, April 2013

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