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Alma and How She Got Her Name

by Juana Martinez-Neal

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When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.
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Alma does not like her full name because it is very very long. She sits down with her father and he tells her about the meaning of all of her names.
  JacquelynLochner | Feb 20, 2020 |
Hispanic, long names, heritage, family, belonging
  Alexis_02 | Feb 6, 2020 |
I love this story - I loved it even more when I found out it was based on how the author got her name.
  Jennifer.Russell | Dec 8, 2019 |
I love everything about this story. I love Juana Martinez-Neal and all of her work. Her illustrations and are breathtaking and light and airy. it gives the whole story like an old time look even though it was just published.
  Stella.Felix | Nov 13, 2019 |
Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has a very long name and she does not understand why. Her father discusses each name with her and why they have chosen to name her after each one. After hearing all the reasons, she thinks her name might fit her after all. ( )
  lyssnicolerod | Oct 15, 2019 |
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If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José 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; José, 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.
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