Alma and How She Got Her Name

Alma and How She Got Her Name

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from ? and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť 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 flower What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from ? and w...

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Title:Alma and How She Got Her Name
Author:Juana Martinez-Neal
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0763693553
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Alma and How She Got Her Name Reviews

  • Sarah Hannah
    Mar 20, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

  • Mary Lee
    Apr 14, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

  • Maria Caplin
    Jun 28, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

  • Abby
    May 01, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet. ...

    Really cute, great sense of connection with family and culture. Love the author's afterword. ...

  • Kaethe
    Jun 10, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

  • Beth
    Apr 29, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

  • Mary Ann
    Mar 30, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet. ...

    Really cute, great sense of connection with family and culture. Love the author's afterword. ...

    Described by Candlewick as the story of a girl's multiple names + how she received each one. Bilingual (spanish) edition will be available simultaneous with English release. ...

    Shares the history a family name can have. From advance reader copy. ...

    Beautiful story - love the conversation about writing/making your own story. ...

    Oh how I love this book. As one young reader told me, ?it makes me want to learn more about my own name.? Alma helps us all feel like we are special for being unique. Brava!!! ...

  • Amanda
    Apr 30, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

  • Mary Librarian
    Oct 10, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet. ...

    Really cute, great sense of connection with family and culture. Love the author's afterword. ...

    Described by Candlewick as the story of a girl's multiple names + how she received each one. Bilingual (spanish) edition will be available simultaneous with English release. ...

    Shares the history a family name can have. From advance reader copy. ...

  • Amy
    Oct 19, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet. ...

    Really cute, great sense of connection with family and culture. Love the author's afterword. ...

    Described by Candlewick as the story of a girl's multiple names + how she received each one. Bilingual (spanish) edition will be available simultaneous with English release. ...

  • Vivian
    Jul 02, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

  • Jillian Heise
    Nov 12, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

  • Missy
    Apr 19, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

  • Linda
    Apr 03, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

  • Cynthia
    Mar 15, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet. ...

  • Michele Knott
    Mar 22, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet. ...

    Really cute, great sense of connection with family and culture. Love the author's afterword. ...

    Described by Candlewick as the story of a girl's multiple names + how she received each one. Bilingual (spanish) edition will be available simultaneous with English release. ...

    Shares the history a family name can have. From advance reader copy. ...

    Beautiful story - love the conversation about writing/making your own story. ...

  • Paul  Hankins
    Jul 06, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

  • Danielle
    Mar 30, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

  • Sara Cook
    Jul 25, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

  • KC
    Apr 25, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

  • Erin
    May 07, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

  • Becky
    Feb 18, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

  • Jae
    Jul 18, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...

    Perfect adding it to my welcome basket at school. ...

    This book was made for me, Melissa Elisabeth Maria Bernadette. Every year on my birthday, my mother would tell me how she exclaimed, "Melissa, Melissa, Melissa!" when she saw me. She always called my brother Peter Gerard, when a simple Pete sufficed for everyone else. Names were a big ...

    4 1/2 stars Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner! ...

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read. ...

    so so sweet ...

  • Kate Olson
    Feb 22, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

  • J.
    Sep 06, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Dec 13, 2017

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

  • Julie Kirchner
    May 05, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

  • Baby Bookworm
    May 24, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

  • Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
    Feb 08, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

  • Shanda McCloskey
    May 16, 2018

    It all starts with a name, Alma's long name. And then a conversation with her father, tracing each part of her name that belonged to someone in her family tree. Each name that connects her to the past and to her family and to her current and future self. I love the structure of the...

    I am in ? with this picture book! Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela is adorable, even if her name is a mouthful. The story is so sweet as her father teaches her about the ancestors who she is named after, and why he chose those names for her. A story about identity, pride, and...

    @candlewickpress #partner This is the sweet story of how Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela got her name, told to her by her father, and it is absolutely fabulous. It will be available in both English and Spanish editions, although the English version does also include some Spanish...

    I LOVE this book! Alma and How She Got Her Name written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal shares the story of sweet, little Alma. The story begins with her spelling out Alma Sofia Esperanza Josť Pura Candela and complaining to her father about the many parts of her name. Her dad ...

    I had to flip through this book a few times and could do it many more times and still get enjoyment. The art has so many interesting layers and details, I kept wanting to look back at it and study it. Martinez-Neal has a very interesting sketchbook-like style. I love the way she sparin...

    Just lovely. The concept, the art, the text. It all works together beautifully. And also it has the daughter sitting with her father in that platonic ideal of a reading chair. Library copy. ...

    Darling tale of how Alma got her name. ...

    Love the art, love the story. Definitely going on the shortlist of books for baby showers and birthdays. ...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will add it to my stack of books for exploring names at the beginning of the year! ...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Alma And How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a wonderful tale of a little girl with a very big ? and very special ? name. Alm...

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it?s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma?s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with...

    Sweet illustrations and a lovely story of the history of Alma's long name. Would be great to start a name unit for a classroom. ...

    A beautiful story about the importance of names and how they shape our identity. ...

    A simple conversation between a father and daughter, but a strong message about identity. The blurred lines and gentle palette of the illustrations soften the overall tone, but don't be lulled into thinking this is anything other than a powerful lesson in cultural heritage and pride. ...

    Oh, I wish I had had this wonderful book when I was teaching. Often, I suggested that students research and write about their names. There are other great books that tell about names, like The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi and one chapter of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a...

    Alma is dismayed by the six names she has, all of which won't fit on lines provided on forms. Her father offers to tell her how she came to be given each name and when he is finished she is very happy with her many names. This story provides a wonderful opening for telling your chil...

    A name that doesn't seem to fit find new value after a father helps his daughter explore her longer name through her rich family history. A natural "ladder" THE CRUCIBLE or explorations into names and their meanings. ...

    This is a lovely, heartwarming picture book with beautiful illustrations. I love how it also teaches you about naming traditions without seeming didactic or heavy-handed. Hooray! ...

    ALMA and How She Got Her Name is a really cool book to be out there! A beautiful and sweet celebration of who we came from and how that combination created a unique you! ...