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 an author, mother, and creative. She wrote her first title, I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything, with her sister Zulekha Holder-Young in 2020. She is an early childhood education teacher and is committed to writing books for children of all ages that are both self-affirming and confidence-building. Alissa lives in New York City. Follow her journey on Instagram @Alissa360Style
Zulekha Holder-Young is the co-author of I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything, her first children’s book written with her sister, Alissa Holder. She is a proud mom, author, and creative thinker who strives to promote positivity, self-confidence, and self-love in her work. Zulekha currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family. Follow along on Instagram @AMomDotCom
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