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Alma and how she got her name / Juana Martinez-Neal.

By: Martinez-Neal, Juana [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763693558; 0763693553.Other title: Alma & how she got her name.Subject(s): Families -- Juvenile fiction | Names, Personal -- Juvenile fiction | Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Fiction | Names, Personal -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Multigenerational | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- Caribbean & Latin America | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance | Families | Hispanic Americans | Names, Personal | Personal names -- FictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Caldecott Medal -- 2019. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Picture books. | Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 | [E]
Production Credits: Juana Martinez-Neal.
Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019 | Américas Award commended title, 2019 | Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 | Caldecott Honor Book, 2019. | Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018 | Ezra Jack Keats Writer Honor, 2019 | NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book, 2019 | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 | New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018 | School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018Summary: When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Easy Fiction Area
M358al (Browse shelf) Available 0000002248425

"The illustrations were done with graphite, colored pencils, and print transfers on handmade textured paper"--Colophon.

Juana Martinez-Neal.

When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019

Américas Award commended title, 2019

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018

Caldecott Honor Book, 2019.

Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018

Ezra Jack Keats Writer Honor, 2019

NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book, 2019

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019

New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-It's said there's a story behind every name and Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela is surely a moniker worthy of six tales. After complaining that her name is so long that it "never fits," Alma's father shares stories with the girl about the people she's been named after, including a book lover, an artist, and a deeply spiritual woman, among others. Martinez-Neal, the recipient of the 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea , works in print transfers with graphite and colored pencils for these images, limiting her palette to black, charcoal gray, and blushes of color. The round, stylized figure of the girl, dressed in pink striped pants and a white shirt, pops against the sepia pages (reminiscent of old, family photo albums). As Alma's namesakes emerge from the shadows when they are introduced, they and their distinguishing items (books, plants, paintbrushes, etc.) are highlighted in a pale, gray-blue. The softly colored images and curvilinear shapes that embrace the figures evoke a sense of warmth and affection. At the story's end, the only tale readers have not heard is Alma's. "You will make your own story," states her father. VERDICT A beautifully illustrated, tender story to be shared with all children, sure to evoke conversations about their names.-Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya , Juana Martinez-Neal is still writing the story of her life, with the help of her husband and three children, in Arizona.<br> <br> <br>

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