Your Name Is A Song

Saddened by her classmates’ and teacher’s mispronunciations of her name, a girl is empowered by her discovery that names are like songs when she and her mom celebrate the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names. Illustrated by Luisa Uribe. Published by The Innovation Press

Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Read more about it in my interview with John Schu here: YNIAS Cover Reveal

★ “This lovely celebration of African American culture, featuring a Muslim family, offers a fresh way to look at the tradition of creating new names. . . A delightful celebration.”

 Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Simultaneously imparts a strong spark of sensibility and envelops readers in a warm embrace through an overdue, crucial lesson about the significance of honoring every individual’s cultural identity…”

 School Library Journal, starred review

A Read Across America Book

2021 Donna Norvell Book Award Nominee

Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2020