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A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver
The beautiful illustrations in this book drive the story of the life of George Washington Carver, a man who built his life from almost nothing and changed the way Southern farmers planned and planted crops. This story is mostly biographical but touches briefly on the agricultural topics of crop rotation and plant science. It is an excellent introduction to the importance of agriculture in history. In addition, this book also shows children the role of hard work and education, and is named for one of Dr. Carver's favorite sayings: "a weed is a flower growing in the wrong place."
Lessons Associated with this Resource
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