Alma and How She Got Her Name (Hardcover)

Alma and How She Got Her Name (Hardcover)

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.

Check it out!  Click on the YouTube video below to see an interview with the author, Juana Martinez-Neal!

About the Author: Juana Martinez-Neal:  “Alma and How She Got Her Name” is the first picture book both written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.  Martinez-Neal says that the essence of ALMA, which has autobiographical elements, is “you are everyone that came before you, and you are uniquely yourself.”  Juana was the recipient of the 2018 Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration, named to the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honor list in 2014, and was awarded the SCBWI Portfolio Showcase Grand Prize in 2012. She also illustrates for various consumer children’s products and media including Disney, Nestle Hispanic, Babybug, and Ladybug magazine. Juana was born in Lima, the capital of Peru, and now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, two sons, and daughter.

Alma and How She Got Her Name (Hardcover)

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