1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi: Is there a cheater in the Vicksburg baking championship? While the War Between the States rages on and her father and brother fight with the Confederate Army, 13-year-old Anna Green must help her ma do the one thing she hates the most—bake a cake. Anna would rather write in her journal, but it's the day of the town baking championship. The blue ribbon brings a much-needed cash prize for Anna's family. When mean, old Mrs. Franklin comes knocking and suspiciously pulls Ma away on an urgent errand, Anna must step in and bake a scrumptious chocolate cake with little help from her 6-year-old sister and no help from her 11-year-old brother. What happens when the judges taste Anna's cake? Will the Greens take home the first-place prize again this year? Or is there a cheater in the baking championship? Join your favorite American Civil War family in this historical fiction chapter book perfect for a quick read for middle-grade readers. Anna and the Baking Championship shows readers everyday life before Vicksburg was under siege. This is a prequel to Finding My Place: One Girl's Strength in Vicksburg. Like all the books in the American Civil War Adventure series, Anna and the Baking Championship has discussion questions for parents or teachers to use with kids. These questions could also be used to start discussions if this book is used as a kids' book club book. Plus a short author's note about some real historical facts is included at the end.