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“An Indian American boy’s excitement for his first day of school is tempered when his classmates can’t pronounce his name.”
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My Name

Written by Supriya Kelkar
Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When an Indian American boy starts school in a new classroom, one child can’t pronounce his name properly, which leads to giggles amongst his classmates. Later at home, his parents remind him of how special he is — and how his unique name reflects that.

With lush illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat, award-winning author Supriya Kelkar writes a stunning tribute to the word that identifies each of us the very most — our name, reminding readers of the beauty in celebrating difference, taking pride in uniqueness, and helping others to do the same.

Primary ISBN: 9780374314637
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival

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

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