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Episode 12
August 20, 2021

I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! Interview with Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young

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 Alaia.

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.

Alissa and Zulekha are sisters.  I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything is their debut picture book.

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