"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
Rashin is excited about her first visit to the beach in her family's new home. On the way there, she remembers what beach trips were like in Iran, the beautiful Caspian Sea, the Persian music, and most of all, the saffron ice cream she shared with her best friend, Azadeh. But there are wonderful things in this new place as well -- a subway train, exciting music... and maybe even a new friend!
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.