Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name

by Juana Martinez-Neal

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Overview

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

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 José 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; José, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763693558
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 12,170
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, she continues to write the story of her life day-by-day. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband and three children.

Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, she continues to write the story of her life day-by-day. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband and three children.

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress who performed as a lead with New York's Repertorio Espanol for ten years. Now also a voiceover artist, she narrated the documentary Children of Fate, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award, and she has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, including the Spanish version of Pulitzer Prize winner Enrique's Journey, for which she won an Audie.

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