I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! (Hardcover)
We're excited to have another wonderful picture book from a local author on our shelves! This colorful and inspiring story is based on a viral video of preschooler Ayaan and his daily affirmations. Family members turned his story into a lovely book, especially focused on problem solving with a great attitude. This book is perfect for celebrating big milestones or moments when you may need a pick-me-up.
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Based on a viral video comes the story of one boy's positive energy and how a sunny outlook can turn everything around.
It's a new day and Ayaan has woken up on the wrong side of the bed, where nothing feels quite right. What if he doesn't know the answer at school? What if he messes up? But as he sets out that morning, all it takes is a few reminders from his mom and some friends in the neighborhood to remind him that a new day is a good day because...
HE IS SMART,
HE IS BLESSED,
AND HE CAN DO ANYTHING!
About the Author
Alissa Holder is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. She has always had a passion for working with children and works as a teacher at a childcare center in New York City. She is the mother of two children, Ayaan Diop and Alaïa.
Zulekha Holder-Young is a graduate of Spelman College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in economics. She has passed on her love of reading to her three children, Amari, Amir, and Aria. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, children, and their dog, Mochi.
Nneka Myers is an illustrator and character designer based in Toronto, Canada. Since graduating with a BAA in animation from Sheridan College, her vibrant illustrations and designs have been published in several children's books and in animated preschool shows.
"The open relationship and positive problem-solving between this mother-son team are cheerful and warm. Families looking to practice affirmations may find inspiration here." - Kirkus Reviews