George Washington Carver
Biography (nonfiction) 646 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 860LGeorge Washington Carver is a biographical text that chronicles the accomplishments of a Black 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 Black people faced widespread discrimination. Book and lesson also available at Levels L and R.
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