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

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Crown Books for Young Readers
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10.16 X 10.08 X 0.39 inches | 1.01 pounds
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About the Author
Glenda Armand lives in Los Angeles and has had a long career as a teacher and school librarian. She now devotes her time to writing picture-book biographies of people who overcame big obstacles to do great things. Glenda is the author of the award-winning Love Twelve Miles Long, Ira's Shakespeare Dream and Song in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins, as well as Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese. When she is not writing, Glenda can be found in her garden tending her roses and succulents. Her favorite ice cream flavor is butter pecan. You can learn more about her at

Kim Freeman is a children's book writer who lives in Bloomington, Indiana. She enjoys writing books that inspire children to follow their dreams. Ice Cream Man is her debut picture book. Kim holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University. She likes to relax by visiting museums and zoos with her family and loves discovering new ice cream shops. She is a triple-scoop fan of chocolate peanut butter. You can visit her online at

Keith Mallett has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember. The NAACP Image Award-nominated artist and designer has created posters and fine art prints for more than forty years. In 2017, he created the Google Doodle commemorating Martin Luther King Day. He has illustrated a number of picture books, including Curve & Flow (written by Andrea J. Loney), When Langston Dances (written by Kaija Langley), Sing a Song (written by Kelly Starling Lyons), and Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee! (written by Andrea J. Loney). Keith Lives in San Diego with his wife and German Shepherd.
"A charming--and tasty--slice of history." - Kirkus Reviews

"Text takes a reminiscing tone, while digitally painted period illustrations shine light on every face." - Publishers Weekly

"A strongly recommended book about Black ingenuity and entrepreneurship." -School Library Journal