This simple text for early readers tells the story of trailblazing scientist George Washington Carver. After being freed from slavery, he learned to read and write. He was fascinated by plants and went on to study agriculture in college. He eventually became head of the whole agricultural department and invented new ways to use crops. He even traveled to visit farmers to teach and share his new ideas as well. Backmatter includes a timeline, glossary, and other resources for readers.