September 2018 Introducing Different Cultures and Languages through Name Stories

Books of the Month

Copyright © 2018 by Juana Martinez-Neal. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.

Alma and How She Got Her Name

By Juana Martinez-Neal (Candlewick Press)

Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela thinks that six is way too many names! But as she learns more about how her names connect her to her family, Alma becomes very proud of all her names.

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Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

By Angela Dominguez (Roaring Brook Press)

Shy Stella loves marine animals but worries about finding the right words to make a presentation about them to her third-grade class.

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

by Erika L. Sánchez (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

After the death of her dutiful older sister, Olga, rebellious Julia deals with her family’s grief and the discovery of her sister’s secret double life.

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