Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better
ICE CREAM MAN takes readers back to a time when ice cream was a luxury enjoyed only by the wealthy. The story follows Augustus Jackson, an African American born free during slavery, as he pursues his dream of making ice cream a sweet treat available to everyone. He knows that ice cream can put a smile on anyone’s face. But can he find a way to make it faster? Or keep it from melting so quickly?
In this picture-book biography, children will learn how Augustus Jackson (known as the Father of Ice Cream), rose to become a cook at the White House and a successful entrepreneur-all because he had a sweet dream.
Kim Freeman is a children’s book writer in Bloomington, Indiana, who enjoys writing books that inspire children to follow their dreams. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and is a long-time member of SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators). She enjoys spending time with her family at museums and zoos, attending musicals and sporting events, and discovering new ice cream shops. (Kim is a triple-scoop fan of chocolate with peanut butter).