Alma and How She Got Her Name
Alma and How She Got Her Name
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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Published by Candlewick Press
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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 Details

ISBN
9780763693558
Publication Date
April 1, 2018
Text Details
This book was typeset in Youbee.
Illustration Details
The illustrations were done in graphite, colored pencils, and print transfers on handmade textured paper.
Word Count
341
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2018935034
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1128056162
ASIN/ISBN 10
0763693553
Lexile® Level
490L
ATOS® Book Level
2.2
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
195946
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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