On Sale: January 5, 2016
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Everyone is buzzing about the president's birthday!
Especially George Washington's servants, who scurry around
the kitchen preparing to make this the best celebration
ever. Oh, how George Washington loves his cake! And, oh, how
he depends on Hercules, his head chef, to make it for him.
Hercules, a slave, takes great pride in baking the
president's cake. But this year there is one problem--they
are out of sugar.
This story, told in the voice of
Delia, Hercules's young daughter, is based on real events,
and underscores the loving exchange between a very
determined father and his eager daughter, who are faced with
an unspoken, bittersweet reality. No matter how delicious
the president's cake turns out to be, Delia and Papa will
not taste the sweetness of freedom.
Times food writer Ramin Ganeshram and acclaimed
illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton serve up a slice of
history in a picture book narrative that will surely satisfy.
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