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Spotlight, Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway

15 Apr 2024 7:28 PM | Dr. Nick Battle (Administrator)

Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway is a Counselor Educator at Alabama State University who has been teaching graduate students a course entitled, Counseling Diverse Populations in innovative ways for quite some time now to include incorporating movies, songs, poetry, and books into her classes.  She has authored five award-winning children’s books to use for social–emotional learning. Additionally, she writes social justice poetry for therapy. Her areas of research include Black women and mental health and career counseling for rural children. Her life philosophy is “Dream Your Own Dreams,” and she inspires others to reach their own dreams they have for their life. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, movies, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Holloway can be reached at  

You can find her books online and view videos of her interacting with school age children.  

 Little Miss Linda Speaks Out About Diversity. This book is about a little girl with dark skin who is being teased. It teaches the children to appreciate their skin color as well as the skin color of others in a fun and loving way. It also allows for discussion concerning bullying, race and ethnicity, and celebration of differences. 

 I Love My Happy Hair is a book that teaches children to love the way their hair grows out of their head. There have been many incidents where Black children have been openly teased about their hair. Other incidents where they were even sent home from school. Dr. Holloway is very intentional about how she uses this book to assist children with loving who they are and how their hair grows out of their head.  

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