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10 thoughts on “Your Name Is a Song

  1. says:

    I may or may not be biased but I give it 5 stars

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    On my first day in school in Canada the teacher told the kids in class that my name was Napija despite me telling him my name very carefully before class started I was in grade twelve completely out of my depth in a new country among strange people thousands of kilometres away from everyone and everything familiar to me Unsurprisingly everyone in the class laughed at my name So did the teacher He grinned as if he had

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    This is honestly such a beautiful book and I want to give this book to every child teen and adult who have names that people trip over I mean I have a name that a lot of people trip over And that's why y'all call me CW and not by my full first name My name is beautiful a gift from my parents but like the adorable main character i

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    Thank you Innovation Press for the gifted review copyI can't explain to you how important this book is This picture book shows how important and beautiful names from all cultures are The meaning behind each name

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    As a girl and her mother walk home from the first day of school the girl relates how frustrated she was when her teacher couldn't pron

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    This important book is a love letter to all those children whose names get stuck in their teachers' mouths and for all of us who have ever had trouble pronouncing the names of others  The character's first words to her mother are how she nev

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    The first day of school is butterfly tummies new friends and new experiences It's something to be excited about but when one little girl has gone all day with everyone mispronouncing her name she's not so sure she wants to go back On their walk home her mom says to Tell your teacher that your name is a song A

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    Precious precious book I loved every detail emotion and moment in this precious story both the lyrical warm narrative and the delicious illustrations As parents we put so much thought into our children's names It is one o

  9. says:

    This book was fantastic I loved the idea of people's names as precious and important and that we should all appreciate names that don't sound like ours As a mom who's son has a difficult to pronounce name I know how challenging the

  10. says:

    What an apt book in today's world where accepting each other is important than ever The book not only dives into what it feels like when someone can't pronounce your name I've been there so many times but also captivates the

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Characters Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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 th. This important book is a love letter to all those children whose names get stuck in their teachers mouths and for all of us who have ever had trouble pronouncing the names of others The character s first words to her mother are how she never wants to go back to school again because when her teacher tried to say her name it got stuck in her mouth Her wise mother reassures her with a beautiful saying the title of the book Your Name is a SongThe author Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow touches on multicultural names in a rhythmic and lyrical fashion Joyful illustrations by Luisa Uribe round out the story giving it vibrant color and movementThompkins Bigelow expressively writes Made up names come from dreamers Their real names were stolen long ago so they dream up new ones They make a way out of no way make names out of no names pull them from the sky It was poignant to see Trayvon s name woven into the story to honor Trayvon Martin s legacyI appreciated how each name in this story had its pronunciation in parentheses after it Names that might seem simple to some may be challenging for others I am of Pakistani origin and when I moved to the United States I remember my mother struggled to say her co worker s name MelissaAs a mother of daughters with Muslim names that may be trickier to pronounce for some I feel this book is essential in boosting their confidence in saying their name proudly like a beautiful songAs a picture book author I loved the seamless way the words and illustrations were infused with joyAs a second grade teacher I know how important it is to make sure each child s name is said correctly This book emphasizes the need for us to be heard recognized understood and most importantly celebratedA must read for all classrooms families and communities Planet of the Bugs understanding th. This important book is a love letter to all those children whose names get stuck in their teachers mouths and for all of Fishes of the Open Ocean us who have ever had trouble pronouncing the names of others The character s first words to her mother are how she never wants to go back to school again because when her teacher tried to say her name it got stuck in her mouth Her wise mother reassures her with a beautiful saying the title of the book Your Name is a SongThe author Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow touches on multicultural names in a rhythmic and lyrical fashion Joyful illustrations by Luisa Uribe round out the story giving it vibrant color and movementThompkins Bigelow expressively writes Made Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up names come from dreamers Their real names were stolen long ago so they dream Grass, Sky, Song up new ones They make a way out of no way make names out of no names pull them from the sky It was poignant to see Trayvon s name woven into the story to honor Trayvon Martin s legacyI appreciated how each name in this story had its pronunciation in parentheses after it Names that might seem simple to some may be challenging for others I am of Pakistani origin and when I moved to the United States I remember my mother struggled to say her co worker s name MelissaAs a mother of daughters with Muslim names that may be trickier to pronounce for some I feel this book is essential in boosting their confidence in saying their name proudly like a beautiful songAs a picture book author I loved the seamless way the words and illustrations were infused with joyAs a second grade teacher I know how important it is to make sure each child s name is said correctly This book emphasizes the need for Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos us to be heard recognized The Illusionists understood and most importantly celebratedA must read for all classrooms families and communities

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E 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 nam. Precious precious book I loved every detail emotion and moment in this precious story both the lyrical warm narrative and the delicious illustrations As parents we put so much thought into our children s names It is one of the most joyful moments to hold our babies and name them with all our hopes and dreams and love I hope and pray that others embrace all the beautiful names and languages and cultures celebrated in this story for to do that is to uplift humanity and our children My own kids have funny names They are Arabic names and sometimes they catch in the throats of others That s ok Sometimes we aren t familiar with a new name and make mistakes Mistakes are human But it doesn t take much to ask and to learn And this message of celebrating all the names in this wide world and the human s behind those names is of utmost importance To sing a name to love the named is a simple way to uplift and respect and show we care This book should be in every home school library and community the world over Congrats to Jamilah on another fabulous book And congrats to Luisa on magical illustrations The Black Ice Score (Parker, uplift humanity and our children My own kids have funny names They are Arabic names and sometimes they catch in the throats of others That s ok Sometimes we aren t familiar with a new name and make mistakes Mistakes are human But it doesn t take much to ask and to learn And this message of celebrating all the names in this wide world and the human s behind those names is of The Black Painting utmost importance To sing a name to love the named is a simple way to Fire and Desire uplift and respect and show we care This book should be in every home school library and community the world over Congrats to Jamilah on another fabulous book And congrats to Luisa on magical illustrations

Characters Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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. On my first day in school in Canada the teacher told the kids in class that my name was Napija despite me telling him my name very carefully before class started I was in grade twelve completely out of my depth in a new country among strange people thousands of kilometres away from everyone and everything familiar to me Unsurprisingly everyone in the class laughed at my name So did the teacher He grinned as if he had told a marvellously funny joke and looked at me as if expecting me to partake in the hilarity I m ashamed to say that at that moment I laughed because what else could I do I had no confidence to assert myself No language in which to express the hurt I felt So I allowed them to make fun of my name Of me When I read YOUR NAME IS A SONG I thought of 17 year old Nafiza who grimaced her way through that first class The picture book is an homage to names and to the cultures these names honour If you ve read my first book you may realize how much I revere the power of names This book will make two kinds of people very uncomfortable those who intentionally disrespect names and those who can t be bothered to look up the pronunciations of names because they re too hard YOUR NAME IS A SONG is lush poetic and profound It shows the bond between a parent and child and it addresses pertinent issues a POC child might be going through The art is beautiful and the language is alive YOUR NAME IS A SONG deserves to be read out loud to be sung with claps and trills It will be wildly popular during storytime once storytimes are back The picture book can also be used as a springboard to discuss racism in language and in a context younger kids can understand I sincerely recommend it to parents teachers and librarians everywhere