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A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and her Cookbook
By Bob Kann
Books for young readers and teachers from the Office of School Services
Just released by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, "A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and her Cookbook" (Pub. Date: October 2006; Paperback $12.95 ISBN-10: 0-87020-373-8 / ISBN-13: 978-0-87020-373-2), by Bob Kann, is the newest addition to the Badger Biographies Series, designed to help upper-elementary and middle-school readers explore the stories of Wisconsin people.
"A Recipe for Success" tells the story of Lizzie Black Kander and the dynamic role she played in her community. This biography features numerous recipes from her cookbook, "The Settlement Cookbook: The Way to a Man's Heart," which raised millions of dollars to help Milwaukee children in the early 1900s, becoming the most successful fund-raising cookbook in history. Kander originally created the cookbook to assist young Jewish immigrant girls in cooking nutritious "American-style" meals. The proceeds of the cookbook helped build Milwaukee's first settlement house and later its Jewish Community Center. The cookbook is still in print and proceeds help support Milwaukee's youth today.
This delightful biography is filled with humorous asides, exclusive period illustrations, and of course recipes!
The WHS Press Badger Biography Series is intended for students grades four through eight. Diverse in scope, the series includes books on both famous and "regular" folks from all facets of Wisconsin history.
Author Bob Kann is a well-known storyteller, juggler, magician, and educator. He performs throughout the United States in schools, libraries, performing arts centers, and at festivals.
A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and her Cookbook can be purchased online at www.wisconsinhistory.org or from the Wisconsin Historical Museum shop at 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI. The book is also available through local bookstores and online booksellers.
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The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publishing since 1855, is the state's oldest publisher.