Lawrence Elliott
George Washington Carver:
The Man Who Overcame

George Washington Carver

Even when I read it again and again, I immerse myself in this special life story as deeply as I did the first time. How much dignity and true humanity this man showed, and what a beneficial work he did!

I also appreciate the subtleties of the writing style of the author. The descriptions are clear and of such a richness of color that they present a well-rounded picture of life from the first to the last line.


The real-life story of a person who did not have it easy from birth: black skin, slave, ailing physical health. But he survives and overcomes these obstacles and eventually becomes a famous botanist and inventor. For him, it was important to help other people with his inventions.


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