Alma And How She Got Her Name

byJuana Martinez-nealIllustratorJuana Martinez-neal

April 10, 2018|
Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-neal
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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 José 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; José, 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.
Juana Martinez-Neal is the Peruvian-born daughter and granddaughter of painters. Her debut as an author-illustrator, Alma and How She Got Her Name, was awarded a Caldecott Honor and was published in Spanish as Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre. She also illustrated La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton E...
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Title:Alma And How She Got Her Name
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 9.38 X 9.81 X 0.43 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 9.38 X 9.81 X 0.43 in
Published:April 10, 2018
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763693558

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