Review: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

by: John Perry

I was excited about receiving this book to review.  I am a fan of history and of people who have made some kind of contribution to this world so when I saw this book was being offered by BookSneeze, why, I didn’t hesitate to choose this one as my next book to read.

This book shares the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver; from infancy to adulthood.  You learn about his struggles growing up, his determination to succeed in life, and his thirst for learning.  This thirst for education was a motivating factor in his life that helped him in his quest to search for the answers to the many questions he had about the world around him.  This quest led him to a life of science where he discovered many marvels about vegetation; the most well known being the 250+ products he produced by experimenting with the peanut.

I definitely enjoyed reading this story and it was a constant addition to the recent conversations I had with others because the story related fun and interesting facts about Mr Carver.  John Perry, the author, kept the reader engaged with these fun facts but also wrote about the serious issues surrounding Carver and the life struggles that surrounded the black population during the late 1800s.  Included throughout the book are quotes from newspapers, journals, and from George Washington Carver himself which enhance the story.

“To me nature in its varied forms are the little windows through which God permits me to commune with him, and to see much of his glory, by simply lifting the curtain, and looking in.  I love to think of nature as a wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.”   –George Washinton Carver

I would recommend this to anyone interested in reading about history, black history, or for those who love to read biographies.  This would also make a great piece for those who homeschool or for those students who are looking to do a book report on an interesting character of American history.  There were no scenes or language that would limit this title to a certain age group, and I believe all ages can read and appreciate this story.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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