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“(a)…buoyant, familial story about passing on blessings that incorporates myriad intergenerational customs.”
Publishers Weekly

Naming Ceremony

Written by Seina Wedlick
Illustrated by Jenin Mohammed
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Today’s the day! It’s Baby Sister’s naming ceremony, and big sister Amira could not be more excited. She has the perfect name picked out . . . or, at least, she hopes it’s the perfect name.

One by one, friends and family arrive. As Amira greets them, she asks what name they have brought to give to Baby Sister. Each is more beautiful than the last—Shakira, Akahana, Uhwe. And each has its own special meaning—thankful, red flower, moonlight. Amira knows that Baby Sister will love these names. But will she love the name Amira has chosen? Is it special enough?

A story about rich traditions and the unique bond between sisters, Naming Ceremony celebrates multigenerational family and Black joy.

Primary ISBN: 9781419756269
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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