Your Name Is a Song
by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrated by Luisa Uribe
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 7 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- A Best African American Picture Book for 2020
Publication Date: Jul 07, 2020
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: The Innovation Press
Publisher: The Innovation Press
Parent Company: The Innovation Press
Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl’s mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by this newfound understanding, the young girl is ready to return the next day to share her knowledge with her class. Your Name is a Song is a celebration to remind all of us about the beauty, history, and magic behind names.
Your Name is a Song includes back matter perfect for parents, educators, caregivers, and young readers who want to learn more about the names featured in the story. The "Glossary of Names" lists each name’s meaning, origin, and pronunciation. Additionally, readers can use a listed link to access an online video of the author pronouncing all the names in the book.
- Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance