Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name

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When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780763693558
Branch Call Number: E Mar
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
Alternative Title: Alma & how she got her name


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PimaLib_AnnieW Mar 26, 2019

This is one of my very favorites from 2018. A beautiful celebration of a child's relationship with her father, her name, and her ancestors. Highly recommend.

IndyPL_KatieB Feb 05, 2019

Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has a very long name. In fact, it is too long if you ask her. Children and adults will enjoy hearing the story of how Alma got her name. The illustrations are simple but telling. I like how Spanish and English words are woven through the story in a seamless fashion. A lovely book that is well deserving of the Caldecott Honor Award in 2019.


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