1. Wow, sounds like a fascinating book. When I was a kid, we had an annual speaking contest, where we had to write ‘speeches’ and deliver them. I wrote about George Washington Carver one year and remember what a fascinating and brilliant man he was. (He invented numberless ways to use the peanut, didn’t he?)

  2. I’ve just looked at this book on Amazon, and the poetry really is good. I’m still not clear on who wrote it–did Marilyn Nelson write the poems, or just collect them? Some seem to have authors, but others don’t. Amazon isn’t clear about whether this is a work entirely by Nelson, or whether these are all poems by various people who knew him, or by later authors putting themselves in the place of people who knew him. I’m curious, because, as I said, they’re great poems!

    • Amy

      Amy, I believe these are all by Marilyn Nelson. I don’t have the book in front of me now, though, to double check.

  3. Hi Amy, I actually borrowed this book from our library, hoping to feature it as well for the AWB Reading Challenge, but I never got around to reading it, sadly. I am so glad that you included this in our database. I have always admired Nelson’s writing. Shall pin this as well to the AWB board on pinterest. 🙂

  4. I enjoy hearing about Carver’s life so much. Our Christian radio station has played a drama of his life put out by Moody Bible Institute that was really good, at least the parts I heard.

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