George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

By Tonya Bolden

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810993662, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 2008

"A Coretta Scott King Honor Award author offers a fresh look at this pioneering American innovator"
Shampoo from peanuts? Wallpaper from clay? Ink from sweet potatoes? Discover Carver's imagination and inspiration in th is one-of-a-kind biography.
With imagination and intellect, George Washington Carver (1864-1934) developed hundreds of unexpected products from e veryday plants. This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator.
This book follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs

About the Author
Tonya Bolden has authored and coauthored more than twenty books. She also worked with Mother Love on her book Forgive or Forget and with Eartha Kitt on Rejuvenate! (It's Never Too Late). To learn more about her work visit