The Story Of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls

ISBN-10: 1643790161
ISBN-13: 9781643790169
Author: Halfmann, Janet
Illustrated by: Smith, Duane
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Lee and Low

Publication Date: February 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 80

Series: The Story Of ...


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

Description
This exciting entry in Lee & Low's "Story of" line of chapter-book biographies introduces readers to Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who commandeered a Confederate ship during the Civil War and escaped with his family and crew to freedom. Growing up a slave in South Carolina, Robert Smalls always dreamed of the moment freedom would be within his grasp. Now that moment was here. Robert stood proudly at the Planter's wheel. Only seven miles of water lay between the ship and the chance of freedom in Union territory. With precision and amazing courage, he navigated past the Confederate forts in the harbor and steered the ship toward the safety of the Union fleet. Just one miscalculation would be deadly, but for Robert, his family, and his crewmates, the risk was worth taking. The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls is the compelling account of the daring escape of Robert Smalls, a slave steamboat wheelman who became one of the Civil War's greatest heroes. His steadfast courage in the face of adversity is an inspiring model for all who attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. This chapter book edition includes black-and-white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects, a timeline, a glossary, and recommended reading.
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