Rashin Kheiriyeh was born in Khorramshahr, Iran. She studied illustration and graphic design at Alzahra University in Tehran. She has published over sixty books in countries around the world and created illustrations for the New York Times. Rashin was named a 2017 Maurice Sendak Fellow and was the winner of the New Horizon Award at the Bologna Book Fair. She is a member of SCBWI and teaches in the art department at the University of Maryland. She lives in Washington, DC. Visit her online at www.rashinart.com.
Praise for Saffron Ice Cream: With her colorful, exuberant folk-art illustrations and upbeat, friendly tone, Rashin makes a daunting cross-cultural leap seem as easy as a summer breeze. -- New York Times Book Review* Bright oil-and-acrylic paints on handmade paper gives texture and delightful energy to the presentation, adding to the joyous, celebratory excitement of a first visit to a new place... A must-purchase. -- School Library Journal, starred reviewLively and imaginative illustrations on two-page spreads adorn the simple premise of the book... Genuine. -- Kirkus ReviewsAn entertaining, heartfelt story... Kheiriyeh's sensory text evokes the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes experienced... Bright and colorful. -- Horn BookVibrant illustrations bursting with color and texture.... This charming story is a perfect summertime pick and a refreshingly upbeat, relatable account of an immigrant experience. -- Booklist