Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History Is Unfortunately Unknown by Deborah Hopkinson explores not only food but bigger questions such as why isn’t Amelia’s story known.
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Now that you have “read” the story. Now what do you think of the following questions?
Learn more about the history behind this real true story.
Click Johnny Cakes/Hoecakes to make this modern version of one of Amelia’s recipes.
You can also write or illustrate the story of a woman in your family.