#88 - George Washington Carver: Peanut Wizard by Laura Driscoll

Summary: Annie Marcus is nuts for peanut butter! When she learns that George Washington Carver was responsible for the popularity of peanuts, she picks him for her scientist report. Annie learns all sorts of fascinating info-George Washington Carver was born into slavery, but his dedication and unquenchable thirst for knowledge drove him to become a professor at a time when most universities were closed to African Americans. 

Suggested Activity:  Pinecone Bird Feeders

Let children spread sugarless peanut butter on pinecones and roll them in wild birdseed. Birds love peanut butter, and it provides protein and oil for healthy feathers and bodies. Children can fasten the pinecones to the branches of a tree using floral wire.
Curriculum Area:  Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group: 5 and up