A Life in Poems
by Marilyn Nelson
Reviewed November 21, 2002.
A Newbery Honor Book. Winner of a Coretta Scott King Honor
Front Street, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. 103 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JB CAR)
The idea for this book is original: A biography in poetry.
The result is beautiful, inspiring and informative.
I knew little about George Washington Carver before I read this
book. I knew he had worked with peanuts, but had little idea of
the scope of his genius and the extent of his work. The poetry in
this book is meditative, speaking in the voices of George Washington Carver
and many of the people in his life. The result paints a picture
of a great man.
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