Alma and How She Got Her Name

Written and Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

A name is not just a name; there is usually a story behind each of the names given to a child. Some people have two or three to learn, while others have several, and each name given has a special meaning. For Alma to appreciate her many names, her father must give her the story behind each name her parents have given her. Each name comes to life as she realizes she is a piece of each family member she has been named after. She also finds that one of those names was given to her alone, and she gets to decide what the story behind it will be. The soft illustrations lend to the gentleness of the story and the loving father-daughter moment.

Review by Dana Valencia, Oakridge Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades PreK-3

Alma and How She Got Her Name
Written and Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Candlewick Press
32 pages
Release Date: April 10, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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