Discover the story of how Americans began celebrating independence with fireworks on July 4.

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When ten-year-old Virginia Randolph asks her famous grandfather “who first launched fireworks for independence?” he reveals the story of how Americans began their most favorite July 4 tradition, fireworks. While the conversation between Virginia and her grandfather is the result of the author’s imagination, the facts about fireworks in Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Boston, Charleston, New York and Washington City are true. BTW, who was Virginia’s grandfather?