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Jun 18 2018

Alma and how she got her name by Juana Martinez-Neal

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Candlewick Press, 2018. ISBN 9780763693558
(Age: 4+) Highly recommended. Alma is a little girl who believes her name is far too long, until the day her dad explains to her where her name came from. She then realized that her name had meaning and that each bit of it did fit her just right. In the end she worked out that her name was perfect.
The story talks about each of her individual names and where they came from and what was important about that particular person and which of these traits Alma has inherited.
She then learns that Alma was chosen just for her and she is the first person in the family to have that name and she can now make her own story to go with her name.
The illustrations in this book tie in perfectly with the story that is being told.
I would highly recommend this book for 4+.
Karen Colliver

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