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I CAN Believe in Myself (I CAN Book Series)by Miriam Laundry is book one of a delightful and charming children's picture book series that introduces young readers to the concepts of public speaking and self esteem. Molly avoids being the star of the day because she believes she can't speak in front of the class. She makes up excuses day after day to avoid her turn. When her friends ask her for help with things they think they can't do, Molly soon gets annoyed with the words "I can't." She realizes that she has been using the very words she dislikes. During one of her excuse explaining sessions with her teacher, Molly learns about a new machine, and uses this machine and her new dislike for the words "I can't" to take her turn as star of the day and speak in front of the class.
Miriam Laundry not only teaches children about the fear of public speaking, but she allows children to realize that if they just believe in themselves they can conquer their fears and succeed with their goals. The book's illustrations are beautiful and playfully enable readers to pay attention and understand the lesson being taught. Miriam Laundry provides readers with multiple characters who have fears of their own. This allows readers to understand that they are not alone in being afraid of something. Children often gain comfort in knowing they are not alone when going through a hardship, as small or simple as it may seem. This book would be a great resource for schools, educators, libraries, and parents or guardians. This book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.