Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has a long name! A too-long name that never fits!
But, Alma's name has a story too. When Alma asks her father about her too-long name, Alma learns that her many names are in memory of special members of her family.
As Alma learns about her family she learns how alike she is to each of her namesakes but also how unique she is.
Alma learns that though her name connects her to her family and her history, her name and her story are her own.
Alma and How She Got her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal is an adorable story that any child and parent can connect to. Children with long names, unique names, and/or rich family histories will see the pride Alma learns to take in her name and rich Hispanic family and be inspired to do the same.
And, if you love Juana Martinez-Neal's charming and detailed illustrations, then make sure to check out these other titles illustrated by her.