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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Written & 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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  • “My name is so long, Daddy. It never fits,” Alma said.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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What’s in a name? This book is all about a girl who thinks her name is too long until she learns the special meaning behind each part. It’s a cute story about family and the importance of a name.

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Who Wrote Alma and How She Got Her Name

author & illustrator
Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal is still writing the story of her life, with the help of her husband and three children, in Arizona.

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Juana Martinez-Neal's Book Dedication

To Victor Nicolás Martínez Gómez, my dad

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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
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018935034
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1128056162
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0763693553
Lexile:
490L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
195946
ATOS Book Level:
2.2
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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