Dawn of the Doughnut

Dawn of the Doughnut

Dawn of the Doughnut

Dawn of the Doughnut

Dawn of the Doughnut

Dawn of the Doughnut

Dawn of the Doughnut

Informational (nonfiction), 1,314 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 950L

Glazed? Strawberry? Chocolate with sprinkles? Doughnuts are a traditional breakfast treat, and they come in a dazzling variety of shapes and flavors. Dawn of the Doughnut follows the evolution of this pastry, from its origin, to theories on how it acquired a hole at the center, to its growing popularity fostered by two World Wars. Illustrations and photographs support the information in the text, and are likely to cause doughnut cravings.