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Alma and How She Got Her Name
by Juana Martinez-Neal, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

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    List Price: $16.99
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780763693558
    Imprint: Candlewick Press
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Parent Company: Walker Books
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    Book Description:

    ★ 2019 Caldecott Honor
    ★ 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Writer Honor
    ★ 2019 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Title
    ★ 2019 ILA Children’s and Young Adults Book Award Honor

    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 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.




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