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George Washington Carver

Biography (nonfiction) 460 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 790L
Multilevel Book also available in levels O and R.
George Washington Carver is a biographical text that chronicles the accomplishments of an African-American scientist. Born into slavery but set free after the Civil War, Carver struggled to get an education during a time of segregated schools. He eventually became a professor of agriculture and inventor who dedicated his life to helping farmers, and became famous in the process. He won the respect of a nation at a time when African Americans faced widespread discrimination. Book and lesson also available at Levels O and R.

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