Kim Freeman

Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better

Before there were ice cream flavors for every taste bud, before there were cones to hold ice cream or scoops to plop ice cream into cones, there was a boy named Gus who had a dream.

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

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).


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