Broken Chords

Broken Chords

eBook - 2009
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"George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother. In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree. In 1896 Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, where he spent the rest of his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless black farmers by developing new uses for soil-replenishing crops such as peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. Carver's achievements as a botanist and inventor were balanced by his gifts as a painter, musician, and teacher. This collection of poems by award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson provides a compelling and revealing portrait of Carver's complex, richly interior, profoundly devout life."-- Provided by publisher.
"Clara has been a talented pianist since her preschool days. This novel centers on a competition that will guarantee her a scholarship to the Julliard School of Music. At 17, Clara has been studying ballet for only four years, but knows that she thoroughly enjoys combining music with movement; she knows at the same time that she won't become a professional dancer and doesn't have the skill with dance that she has with the piano. Gilbert relates Clara's story with wonderful respect for Clara's intellect and growing understanding of herself."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: South Hampton, NH: Namelos, 2009.
ISBN: 9781608980130
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (192 pages)

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