Your name is a Song

Updated: Dec 13, 2020




Your name is a song, by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe, The Innovation Press.


SUMMARY "Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by this newfound understanding, the young girl is ready to return the next day to share her knowledge with her class. Your Name is a Song is a celebration to remind all of us about the beauty, history, and magic behind names". HIGHLIGHTS

  • Age: Most suitable for 4 to 10 years old

  • Themes: diversity, self-acceptance, respect of others

  • Budget: Not found at public library

  • To purchase: Available on Amazon, click here.

I literally fell in love with the colors and poetic nature of this book. There are many ways to utilize this book with your child:

- First of all, check out this YouTube video: the author teaches you how to pronounce the different names mentioned in the book.

- At the end of the book, meanings and origins of the names are mentioned. Look for the countries on the world map!

- Write a song or poem about your name :)

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