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Alma And How She Got Her Name

by Juana Martinez-Neal


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.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2018
ISBN-13 9780763693558
ISBN-10 0763693553
Class Copyright
Publisher Candlewick Press
Subject Juvenile Fiction;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 32
Language ENG
Shelf No. NC355
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-8
Lexile 490L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles, Chicago Skyline Trademarks