Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Review: George Washington Carver

Title:  George Washington Carver
Author:  John Perry
Genre:  Biography
My Rating:  4.5 stars

John Perry creates a window into George Washington Carver's life with this book.  George Washington Carver was a man who was born a slave and constantly pushed to learn more and higher his education.  He wanted to be the best he could be.  He always had faith in God that he would excel.  He had a passion for many things and just some of them included learning, plants, poetry, music, religion, art and science.  He traveled all over to gain the knowledge that he knew he wanted.  I think the overall message that is portrayed in this book is that if you have a goal, you must set your mind to it!

I was really impressed by his passion for every little thing he did in his life.  He seemed to enjoy what he did.  I think that is really important.  I usually do not read biographies, but this really held my interest.  I enjoyed learning how he was able to do so much in his life and be able to gain all of the knowledge he did!  He was a very hard working man.  When he was a child he was ill, so it made it hard for him to do certain things.  However, he excelled in other areas instead.  I felt like the book read well and flowed nicely.  The author did a great job.

The most amazing thing that I learned from the book is that George Washington Carver found 145 uses for the peanut!  How neat is that?  I will not say anymore because I don't want to ruin the book for you if you are going to read it.  If you would like to purchase the book you can find it at the link below.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from http://booksneeze.com/ in return for my honest opinion.

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