Your Name Is A Song

Your Name Is A Song

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Saddened by her classmates' and teacher's mispronunciations of her name, a girl is empowered by her discovery that names are like songs when she and her mom celebrate the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Innovation Press, [2020]
ISBN: 9781943147724
1943147728
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Uribe, Luisa - Illustrator

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SLPL_Kingshighway Apr 21, 2021

When a little girl is frustrated by her teacher's and classmates' inability to pronounce her name at he end of her first day of school, her mother shows her that every name has its own musicality, and when we listen we can hear their songs.

"Saddened by her classmates' and teacher's mispronunciations of her name, a girl is empowered by her discovery that names are like songs when she and her mom celebrate the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names."

As someone with a name that people often stumble over and mispronounce, Your name is a Song melted my heart and is sure to do the same for any reader. As a little girl and her mother walk home from the first day of school, the girl relates how frustrated she was when her teacher and peers couldn'... Read More »


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IndyPL_JosephL Feb 08, 2021

While certainly a tough book to read aloud, Your Name is a Song gets its point across precisely because of that difficulty. As it goes through names you'll encounter in your life that come from so many places and cultures, it challenges you to test them and learn to sing them just like the little girl who is struggling to teach her name to others. Full of color and inclusion, this story is a real standout work of social, educational fiction.

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zaraism
Jan 05, 2021

A sweet tale about how your name is unique and how names can be sung because they have power in them. They have zing!

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zainenay
Jan 01, 2021

I liked it and it was good.

FPL_LaurenH Dec 30, 2020

When a little girl is sad that no one in her class can pronounce her name, her mother teaches her that her name is a song. The mother shows her that the names from Asia, Africa, Latinx, and African-American cultures are beautiful. When the girl goes back to school the next day, she teaches her entire class that each one of their names is a song.

This is an incredibly beautiful book about the importance of names and learning to pronounce them with respect for the person and their culture.

OPL_KrisC Nov 17, 2020

A wonderful way to teach kids how to pronounce names from different parts of the world.

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LauraMcShaneCLE
Aug 17, 2020

A great book to share with a classroom of new kids.

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OPL_KrisC Nov 17, 2020

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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