Illustrated by Luisa Uribe
Book Source: review copy provided
Book Status: Available July 7, 2020
Asia Citro asked if anyone was interested in reviewing a new picture book by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow. I jumped at the chance because I like both of their works. It was a good call.
The picture book is about loving your name. The little girl is upset her teacher and classmates find her name hard to say and scary. Her mom shows how different names are like songs based on how they sound. The girl shares this with her class and they learn how to say her name.
One thing I like about this book is the names come from different cultures and backgrounds. It helps you not judge names from a certain culture. All names have a meaning and a story. We need to appreciate and learn how to cherish each name.
The illustrations are gorgeous. They feel like a song!
I just really liked this book. It would be a great book to share on the first day of school when kids and teachers are learning new names. Or even in music class to show how anything can be a song.