Alma and How She Got Her Name

  • Type: Books
  • By: Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Kate N.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780763693558
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What is the story of your name?

"Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela had a long name -- too long, if you asked her." It's true: for one little girl that seems like a whole lot of names, until her father starts to explain how she got them. Poring over family albums, he tells her about the relatives whose names she shares, and Alma starts to realize the qualities she shares with them as well. This sweet, quiet and powerful story is told with a restrained color palette and dreamy illustrations that perfectly pair with its gentle tale of generational connection.