Who Was Robert E. Lee? (Who Was?)

by Bonnie Bader (Author) John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn't let him fight for the North. Despite the South's ultimate defeat, General Robert E. Lee remains one of the United States' true military heroes.

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Bonnie Bader

Bonnie Bader has written several Penguin Young Readers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Michael Robertson is an artist and illustrator living and working in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
June 20, 2014
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF025130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars
JNF025270 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States - Civil War Period
Library of Congress categories
United States
Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate States of America
Lee, Robert E

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