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Episode 30 Interview with Holly Hatam

In this episode, we chat with Holly Hatam the illustrator of A Good Deed Can Grow written by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. We talk about Holly's journey to becoming a children's book illustrator and her process for illustrating this book.

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Discover the ripple effects of doing a good deed in this interactive picture book about the importance of kindness.

A good deed can grow like a seed. . . .

Join a loving community as they work to create a better world. Whether planting a garden or visiting a sick friend, picking up litter, or playing music at the senior center, kind actions—no matter how big or small—can spread like a ripple, impacting the lives of others for the better.


Holly Hatam is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dear Girl, and Dear Boy, as well as Unicorns Are Real!, Made by Maxine, and Jack (Not Jackie). She loves hugging trees, drinking tea, sniffing books, music, animations, and most importantly, unicorns. She invites you to be transported into her magical world by visiting her on Instagram: @hollyhatamillustration.

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Cover art by Olga Herrera

Podcast and video production by Sunny Duran

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