I Am Amazing!

by Alissa Holder (Author) Nneka Myers (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

From the authors and illustrator of I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! comes another story about the always-inspiring Ayaan!

Amazing Ayaan loves being a superhero--he helps a friend who has fallen on the playground, gives pushes on the swings, and offers a boost to those who need it at the rock wall.

But his fun is ruined when two of his friends tell him he doesn't seem like a superhero, and no one will take him seriously. But Ayaan doesn't completely lose his confidence. When he gets home from school, his Dad reminds him that anybody can be a superhero if you are helping others. And just like that, Ayaan dons his cape and mask. Amazing Ayaan to the rescue!

Kirkus Reviews

An uplifting tale that will convince all kids that they, too, are super. 

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3--From the authors of I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! comes another story about Ayaan. Some friends at school make fun of him for wearing his cape and tell him he doesn't look anything like a superhero. Returning home, Ayaan tells his dad, "I left my smile at school today." His dad helps him see that everyone can be a superhero and asks Ayaan what makes him amazing. As in the first book, Ayaan gains self-confidence with the help of a loving parent. The positive tone of the book is uplifting and shows young readers how to identify their inner strengths. Myers's illustrations are bold and vibrant, and show Ayaan and his father with dark skin, hair, and eyes. VERDICT Purchase where diverse picture books are needed as well as those that promote self-esteem and a positive mindset.--Heidi Dechief

Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Alissa Holder
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.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Flamingo Books
Publication date
July 20, 2022

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