Saffron Ice Cream

Title

Saffron Ice Cream

Illustrator

Rashin Kheiriyeh

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781338150520

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD580L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Bicultural; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; bicultural child; multicultural community; immigrant family; immigrant child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Persian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Choices, 2019 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2019
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Keywords

beach; Coney Island; Iran; ice cream; friendship; rules; music; homesick; gender-segregated beach; Muslim; Islam

Diversity Impact

direct

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