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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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5.63
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Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
$15.99
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Target Age
32
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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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Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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5.75

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.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
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5.5

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0763693553
ISBN 13:
9780763693558
Publication Date:
April 1, 2018