Alma y como obtuvo su nombre (Alma and How She Got Her Name)

Written by Juana Martinez-Neal
Published by Candlewick Press

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Josa 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; Josa, 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.

Primary ISBN: 9780763693589

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Peru

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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