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In our latest Revolutionary Virtual Storytime, the Museum's own Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Gene Barretta, with permission from Square Fish/Henry Holt & Company. Our Virtual Storytime series has featured What Can a Citizen Do? written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris, Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, and Saving the Liberty Bell written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington.

Square Fish writes that in Now and Ben, "Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history."

Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Gene Barretta, is available to purchase online.

This Virtual Storytime was originally featured as part of Virtual Spring Break with the Museum, sponsored by PECO, which ran online in April 2020, featuring do-at-home crafts and activities, virtual story time, Artisans Field Trip living history interviews, and live Q&As with Museum staff.

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More Virtual Storytimes:

What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers
Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America by Deborah Diesen
Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald