Alma and How She Got Her Name
School & Library
Pub. price: $15.99
ISBN10: 0763693553 ISBN13: 9780763693558 Publisher: Candlewick Pr Published: Apr 10 2018 Weight: 0.84lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 9.00" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
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 Jos 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; Jos , 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.