Grateful American™ Book Series

About the Grateful American Book Series

The Grateful American Foundation was founded in 2014 to restore enthusiasm about American history for kids — and adults – via videos and podcasts. Abigail & John is the inaugural book in the series, which will focus on presidential and historical marriages that influenced the nation.

Coming Soon: Dolley & James Madison

About the Author

David Bruce Smith
David Bruce Smith is the author of 13 books, and founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation which is restoring enthusiasm about American history–for kids and adults–through videos, podcasts, and interactive activities. Visit David Bruce Smith Publications website for more. The Grateful American™ Book Prize promotes excellence in adolescent non-fiction and historical fiction in grades 7 through 9.

About the Illustrator

Clarice Smith
Clarice Smith has been painting professionally more than 40 years, and has had numerous solo exhibitions in prestigious galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. Known as an artist who responds clearly and absolutely to her own surroundings, she creates a world through paint that is tangible and distant; familiar yet mysterious. She is represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City. To view Clarice Smith’s work and learn more about her career, visit her website at

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