Alma and How She Got Her Nameby Juana Martinez-Neal
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- Grades: PreK - 2
- Ages: 4 - 7
This little girl’s many names (six!) connect her to her ancestors and their amazing stories.
Unforgettable Award-Winner, Wise and Tender Read-Aloud, Emotionally Rich Illustrations, Exploring Family, Conversation Starters
Topics and Themes:
Family History, Names, Lineages of Love
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If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José 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; José, 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.