Gingerbread for Liberty!

By Mara Rockliff, Vincent X Kirsch (illustrator),

Book cover of Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

Book description

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…

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1 author picked Gingerbread for Liberty! as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A gingerbread baker had a role in the American Revolution? I had to know more!

I love stories of people behind the scenes, everyday people like us, so often overlooked. These stories let us know that we’re all a part of history. In this book, a German immigrant uses his baking talents to support George Washington’s troops.

Recently, I’ve learned with my research for an upcoming book about how difficult it was to supply the Continental Army with food. Starving soldiers had to go out and forage for food—one of the many everyday struggles of the time that brings history…

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