Your Name is a Song
Category: Self Confidence ; Diversity.
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.
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow : An educator and writer who centers Black and Muslim children in her work. She teaches writing to youth in Philadelphia, where she lives with her family.
Luisa Uribe : An illustrator and designer of children's media. Her art has been selected for Iberoamerica Ilustra, a catalog showcasing the best work by Spanish-speaking illustrators. In 2018 she was awarded the SOI Dilys Evans Founder's Award for The Vast Wonder of the World. She lives in Bogota, Colombia with her partner and cat.
Innovation Press Publishing (United States)