Who Was Confucius? (Who Was?)

by Michael Burgan (Author) Robert Squier (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Learn more about China's most famous teacher and philosopher, whose ideas are still influential today. Born in 551 BC, Confucius was a young man when he set his heart and mind on learning as much as he could. By his thirties, he'd become a brilliant teacher who shared his knowledge of several subjects, including arithmetic, history, and poetry, with his students. Confucius wanted to make sure that everyone in China had access to an education and devoted his whole life to learning and teaching so he could transform and improve society. His lessons--now known as Confucianism--are practiced by over six million people in the world. They focus on loving humanity, worshiping ancestors, respecting elders, and self-discipline. Confucianism has become the system that governs a total way of life in East Asia.
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Michael Burgan
MICHAEL BURGAN is an award-winning children's author with more than 25 years in the industry. His past books include Shadow Catcher (a Woodson Honor Book), Tank Man, Who Was HenryFord?, and Who Was TheodoreRoosevelt?
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
December 20, 2020
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JUV004060 - Juvenile Fiction | Biographical | Asia
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