Skip to main content

New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource

Print David A. Adler

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver

This is the inspiring story of the pioneering African-American teacher, scientist, and artist. Carver is perhaps best known for his scientific work with peanuts and sweet potatoes (and for inventing peanut butter!). Adler tells of Carver's work at the Tuskegee Institute with Booker T. Washington, his hard childhood, and his determination to learn despite many obstacles. A man of deep faith, Carver worked throughout his life to create scientific discoveries that would improve the lives of Southerners—especially African-Americans.


David A. Adler

Lessons Associated with this Resource