Gingerbread for Liberty

Author: Mara Rockliff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544130014
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A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread! Simultaneous eBook.

Henry and the Cannons

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1466830131
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Before Washington crossed the Delaware, Henry Knox crossed Massachusetts in winter—with 59 cannons in tow. In 1775 in the dead of winter, a bookseller named Henry Knox dragged 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston—225 miles of lakes, forest, mountains, and few roads. It was a feat of remarkable ingenuity and determination and one of the most remarkable stories of the revolutionary war. In Henry and the Cannons the perils and adventure of his journey come to life through Don Brown's vivid and evocative artwork.

The Boy in the Black Suit

Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442459514
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Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

Almost Invisible

Author: Kate Salley Palmer
Publisher: Warbranch PressInc
ISBN: 9780966711462
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over 5,000 African Americans fought in George Washington's Continental Army during the Revolution. The author found the stories of over 20 black heroes of the war and illustrated their stories in this book. Most were freed slaves in the northern colonies, but several slaves fought for their country in the southern colonies, including Oscar Marion who was a member of The Swamp Fox's brigade in South Carolina.

The Busiest Street in Town

Author: Mara Rockliff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375985522
Format: PDF
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Agatha Walker does not want to live on the busiest street in town!Rushmore Boulevard is the busiest street in town—until Agatha May Walker decides to do something about it. Armed with a batch of Sweet and Spicy ginger snaps, a wingback chair, a card table, and a Parcheesi set, Agatha and her best friend, Eulalie Scruggs, take to the street to reclaim it from the noisy cars, motorcycles, and giant trucks that rumble by all day long. Can these lifelong friends convince their neighbors to stop and smell the honeysuckle, listen to the mariachi band, and best of all, sample the Sweet and Spicy ginger snaps?In this charming picture book about slowing down, a laid-back attitude is the best kind. So sit for a spell and give it a whirl!

A Spy Called James

Author: Anne F. Rockwell
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1467749338
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Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Armistead Lafayette--a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

American Cake

Author: Anne Byrn
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623365430
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cakes have become an icon of American cultureand a window to understanding ourselves. Be they vanilla, lemon, ginger, chocolate, cinnamon, boozy, Bundt, layered, marbled, even checkerboard--they are etched in our psyche. Cakes relate to our lives, heritage, and hometowns. And as we look at the evolution of cakes in America, we see the evolution of our history: cakes changed with waves of immigrants landing on ourshores, with the availability (and scarcity) of ingredients, with cultural trends and with political developments. In her new book American Cake, Anne Byrn (creator of the New York Times bestselling series The Cake Mix Doctor) will explore this delicious evolution and teach us cake-making techniques from across the centuries, all modernized for today’s home cooks. Anne wonders (and answers for us) why devil’s food cake is not red in color, how the Southern delicacy known as Japanese Fruit Cake could be so-named when there appears to be nothing Japanese about the recipe, and how Depression-era cooks managed to bake cakes without eggs, milk, and butter. Who invented the flourless chocolate cake, the St. Louis gooey butter cake, the Tunnel of Fudge cake? Were these now-legendary recipes mishaps thanks to a lapse of memory, frugality, or being too lazy to run to the store for more flour? Join Anne for this delicious coast-to-coast journey and savor our nation's history of cake baking. From the dark, moist gingerbread and blueberry cakes of New England and the elegant English-style pound cake of Virginia to the hard-scrabble apple stack cake home to Appalachia and the slow-drawl, Deep South Lady Baltimore Cake, you will learn the stories behind your favorite cakes and how to bake them.

Around America to Win the Vote

Author: Mara Rockliff
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763678937
Format: PDF
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The author of Mesmerized delivers another fascinating glimpse into history, this time the story of two brave suffragists on a trek across America to spread the word: Votes for Women! In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women's suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers--not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud--the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life.

Aaron and Alexander

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 159643998X
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The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the politics of the young United States of America put them in constant conflict. Their extraordinary story of bitter fighting and resentment culminates in their famous duel. For young patriots who may not yet know the shocking and tragic story, Aaron and Alexander captures the spirit of these two great men who so valiantly served their country and ultimately allowed their pride and ego to cause their demise.

Mesmerized

Author: Mara Rockliff
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763663514
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A whimsical depiction of a true moment in history describes how the innovative American Founding Father used the scientific method to discern the practices of a famous Parisian magician. By the award-winning author of Me and Momma and Big John.