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Storytime with Juana Martinez-Neal: Alma and How She Got Her Name
10AM SATURDAY, APRIL 14
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Juana Martinez-Neal shares her latest picture book, her author-illustrator debut.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos' 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; Jos', 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.

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 Belpre Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal is still writing the story of her life, with the help of her husband and three children, in Arizona.
Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2018

La Princesa and the Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399251566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Ninos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399251573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2016

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