Your Name Is a Song (Hardcover)

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As someone whose name was frequently mispronounced during roll call in school, this book touched my heart. From Sagnika, to Jalonte, to Xiomara, to Ju-long, to Bob--everyone's name has a song, and all of them are magnificent! What does your name's song sound like? Sing it loud and proud! — From Gemma's Picks (page 2)


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.

Your Name is a Song includes back matter perfect for parents, educators, caregivers, and young readers who want to learn more about the names featured in the story. The Glossary of Names lists each name's meaning, origin, and pronunciation. Additionally, readers can use a listed link to access an online video of the author pronouncing all the names in the book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781943147724
ISBN-10: 1943147728
Publisher: Innovation Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English