Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe
By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Illustrated by Luisa Uribe, The Innovation Press, Hardcover, 40 pages
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.
Your Name is a Songincludes back matter perfect for parents, educators, caregivers, and young readers who want to learn more about the names featured in the story. The "Glossary of Names" lists each name's meaning, origin, and pronunciation. Additionally, readers can use a listed link to access an online video of the author pronouncing all the names in the book
5+ years old
About the Author:
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow is a passionate educator, anti-racism activist, wife, and mother of two. She is a 2016 MuslimARC Muslim Anti-Racism-AMEL Fellow, and the author of Mommy's Khimar. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.
Luisa Uribe is an illustrator living in Bogota, Colombia. She holds a graphic design degree from the National University of Colombia and an MA in art and design from Loughborough University.