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“Affirming and empowering; a story that will resonate with many children and a lot of adults, too.”
—Kirkus Reviews

That’s Not My Name!

Written by Anoosha Syed
Illustrated by Anoosha Syed
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers

Mirha is so excited for her first day of school! She can’t wait to learn, play, and make new friends. But when her classmates mispronounce her name, she goes home wondering if she should find a new one. Maybe then she’d be able to find a monogrammed keychain at the gas station or order a hot chocolate at the cafe more easily.

Mama helps Mirha to see how special her name is, and she returns to school the next day determined to help her classmates say it correctly–even if it takes a hundred tries.

Primary ISBN: 9780593405178

Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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