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by Juana Martinez-Neal


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 Jose 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; Jose, 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.

Alma and How She Got Her Name

SKU: 9780763693558
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  • About The Author


    Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. Juana Martinez-Neal is still writing the story of her life, with the help of her husband and three children, in Arizona. 


    Publisher: Candlewick Press 
    Publish Date: April 2018
    Page Count: 32
    Reading Level: Ages 4-8


    - Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
    - People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
    - Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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