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A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver


By Aliki

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction, Biography
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks 1965

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Brief text and pictures present the life of the man, born a slave, who became a scientist and devoted his entire life to helping the South improve its agriculture.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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