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.