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 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 husb...
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Title:Alma And How She Got Her NameFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.81 X 9.38 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 9.81 X 9.38 X 0.4 inPublished:April 10, 2018Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763693553

ISBN - 13:9780763693558

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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