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Your name is a song / Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow ; illustrated by Luisa Uribe.

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah, (author.). Uribe, Luisa, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library P GROWING THO 000160938 Children's Library -- Picture Book Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781943147724
  • ISBN: 1943147728
  • Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, WA : Innovation Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes glossary of names featured in the story, with their common pronunciations and meanings.
Summary, etc.:
Saddened by her classmates' and teacher's mispronunciations of her name, a girl is empowered by her discovery that names are like songs when she and her mom celebrate the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names.
Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by this newfound understanding, the young girl is ready to return the next day to share her knowledge with her class. Your Name is a Song is a celebration to remind all of us about the beauty, history, and magic behind names.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Names > Juvenile fiction.
Names > Pronunciation > Juvenile fiction.
Names, Personal > Pronunciation > Juvenile fiction.
Cultural pluralism > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Multiculturalism > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Names > Fiction.
Names, Personal > Pronunciation > Fiction.
Cultural pluralism > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Diversity > Fiction.
Picture books for children.
African Americans.
Cultural pluralism.
Mothers and daughters.
Names, Personal > Pronunciation.
Names > Pronunciation.
Names > Pronunciation > Juvenile fiction.
Personal names > Juvenile fiction.
Mother-daughter relationship > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Names > Fiction.
Personal names > Fiction.
Mother-daughter relationship > Fiction.
School stories.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.