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In a festive holiday edition of our Revolutionary Virtual Storytime series, the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution, written by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch, with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt describes the book:
"Christopher Ludwick was a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking. When cries of 'Revolution!' began, Christopher was determined to help General George Washington and his hungry troops. Not with muskets or cannons, but with gingerbread! Cheerfully told by Mara Rockliff and brought to life by Vincent Kirsch’s inventive cut-paper illustrations, Gingerbread for Liberty! is the story of an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War who changed the course of history one loaf at a time."

Gingerbread for Liberty! written by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch is available to purchase online from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

This edition of the Museum's Virtual Storytime readings for kids was part of A Revolutionary Virtual Winter Break, sponsored by NJM Insurance Group, in December 2020. Be sure to follow the Museum (@amrevmuseum) on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for daily content and updates.

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Browse a curated collection of excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution — for kids!
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