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Carver: A Life in Poems

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Awards

2002 Newbery Medal Honor Book
2002 Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of Americas most celebrated poets.

 

Looking back on her childhood in the 1950s, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson tells the story of her development as an artist and young woman through fifty eye-opening poems. Readers are given an intimate portrait of her growing self-awareness and artistic inspiration along with a larger view of the world around her: racial tensions, the Cold War era, and the first stirrings of the feminist movement.

 

A first-person account of African-American history, this is a book to study, discuss, and treasure.

Synopsis:

This collection of poems provides a lyrical account of the life of George Washington Carver, a man born into slavery who went on to head the agricultural department at the Tuskegee Institute. Illustrations.

About the Author

In 1996, Houghton Mifflin published Andrea Warren's first nonfiction book for young readers, Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Andrea travelled to London to do extensive research for this book; she has a master's degree in British Literature from the University of Nebraska. Andrea lives in Kansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781886910539
Author:
Nelson, Marilyn
Publisher:
Front Street
Author:
Warren, Andrea
Author:
Hooper, Hadley
Location:
Asheville, N.C.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Poetry
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Agriculturists
Subject:
African American agriculturists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Multicultural
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
106-262
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black and white photographs
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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