Your Name Is a Song

Category: Book
By (author): Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)
Publisher: The Innovation Press
Published: July 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 9.75in x 9.75in
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From The Publisher*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.
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★ "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

Biographical NoteJamilah 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 Bogotá, Colombia. She holds a graphic design degree from the National University of Colombia and an MA in art and design from Loughborough University. Find out more about her at