Grateful American Book Prize

Co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize ‘practices what he preaches’ and writes engaging, historically accurate books for children

WASHINGTON, DC — David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize, practices what he preaches. He authors books which encourage young learners to love and understand America’s history in an era when teaching it in the classroom is on the decline.

His style and world-class illustrations provided by his mother, the renowned American artist, Clarice Smith, make their latest offering, Abigail & John, a must read for children of all ages, with the focus on young sons and daughters. The book tells the story of our second president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail. They were not just husband and wife; they were prolific collaborators who helped nurture the U.S. during its formative years.

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the New York Times best seller, “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” says Abigail & John “is sure to give students new insights into the early years of our country’s history.” And, that was Smith’s intent when he and his mother set out to research, write, and illustrate the book.

Abigail & John is the author’s 12th work. His previous book–also a mother and son collaboration– was “American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States. Marshall,” the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, has been called the “the forgotten founding father.”

EDITORS’ NOTE: For more information about Abigail & John visit the Grateful American Book Series Web site. It is published by Liberty Bell Press, an imprint of the Pike and Powder Publishing Group, LLC., Sales and Distribution by Simon & Schuster.

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