Your Name is a Song

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Illustrator Luisa Uribe

Why I Chose This Book

Shares the beauty and power of your name and its story




Black Protagonist


Diverse Cast


Own Voices

About This Book

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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