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Biography (nonfiction), 591 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 650L
Multilevel Book also available in levels H and N
Blackbeard the Pirate tells the true story of the famous pirate who terrorized the seas for years. Born in the late 1600s, he learned to sail at an early age. Once he began robbing ships, Blackbeard became one of the most feared pirates on the sea until he was killed in battle. Blackbeard's true story is the inspiration behind many of the colorful pirates in today's books and movies. Photographs, illustrations, and maps support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels H and N.
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