Alma and How She Got Her Name

by Martinez-Neal, Juana (Author), Martinez-Neal, Juana (Author)

ISBN: 9780763693558

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from - and who she may one day be.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jose, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all - and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

Age Range: From 4 to 8

Format: Hardcover, 32 pages

Publisher: Candlewick, April 2018

Product Dimensions: 9.8 L × 9.4 W × 0.4 H

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