Grateful American Kids


  • “Abigail & John” Artfully Tells Engaging True Life Story of Historical Couple

    Author David Bruce Smith, and world-renowned artist, Clarice Smith, have collaborated on a compelling, historical biography of Abigail and John Adams.

  • Abigail & John, the Inaugural Book of the Grateful American Book Series, Is Now Available

    A new children’s picture book, written by David Bruce Smith and illustrated by Clarice Smith, tells the story of America’s First ‘Powerful Couple”

  • Actor Drew Youngblood to Star in Historical Drama “Elijah and George”

    Drew Youngblood has been cast in the starring role of “Elijah” in the historical drama Elijah and George, produced by 1663 Media Arts, LLC.

  • 13 Fascinating Facts About Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams would go on to become the wife of one President and the mother of another. But it’s Adams’s first-rate political mind that has secured her place in history.

  • Newly Discovered Photograph of Harriet Tubman Goes on Display

    A previously unknown photograph of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader known as the “Moses of her people,” is on display for the first time, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. DC.

  • 10 Must-Read Books for Women’s History Month

    By Amanda Hayes for NBC News If you’re looking for a way to get involved during Women’s History Month, one recommendation is to simply read. Here are 10 books about women who were written by women. From politicians to mathematicians, both fiction and non-fiction, these ladies changed the world for the better. We hope that […]

  • Patriotic Picks: February 2019

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

  • How to Start a Book Club for Kids

    When kids participate in a book club, they can have a blast, while they reap the incredible benefits of reading. 1. Pick a Theme for your Book Club If you want your kids to feel an attachment to their book club, consider building it around a theme that resonates with them. For theme ideas, look […]

  • Presidents Day 2019

    Today, the Grateful American Foundation honors–and remembers–two men who intercepted the possibility of permanent fractures in the Union. Happy Presidents Day to: George Washington (1732 – 1799) Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

  • Elijah and George Production Team Featured on The Brigade Blog

    In the latest episode of Firelocks, the Podcast, we turn our focus to the independently-financed feature film, Elijah & George which is set to begin production this summer in Virginia. It’s about the adventures of a young camp follower as he encounters famous figures of the Revolution during his search for his father who has […]

  • ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to Open on Broadway in March

    New York Times — Jan. 14, 2019 By Michael Paulson “What the Constitution Means to Me,” Heidi Schreck’s autobiographical play that uses a childhood speech and debate competition to explore the treatment of gender in American legal history, will transfer to Broadway this spring. Ms. Schreck, a writer and performer in television as well as […]