HarperCollins Say My Name
HarperCollins Say My Name

Say My Name

By Joanna Ho


Publication Date: September 26, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

From New York Times bestselling author Joanna Ho comes a powerful new picture book about the beauty, meaning, and history behind the names of six different children —exploring their cultures and ethnicities, and emphasizing the importance of identity and saying names correctly.

My name is a window to my world, a door to my destiny, a key to unlock, the dreams of my ancestors, the hopes of my family, and the divine that lives within.Names are music, each infused with a unique rhythm and melody that gives it life on the tips of our tongues. Names reveal generational ties and histories, weaving an intricate tale of the past before a word is even spoken. Names—and correctly saying them—are important as each one carries the hopes, dreams, and traditions of those that came before us.In Say My Name, six children from different backgrounds introduce themselves and convey the rich histories of their names and cultures: Hé Xiao-Guang from China, Ofa Kivaha Tupoumalohi from the South Pacific, Bijan Hosseini from Iran, Nizhoni Yazzie who is Navajo, Xóchitl Luna from Mexico, and Akosua Acheampong from Ghana.New York Times bestselling author Joanna Ho’s lyrical writing delicately shows us that names are both beautiful and meaningful, and learning to say a person’s name is the only way one can truly know another.

About the Author

Joanna Ho is the New York Times bestselling author of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, Eyes that Speak to the Stars, Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma, The Silence that Binds Us, and One Day. She has been an English teacher, a dean, a vice principal, and a professional development mastermind. Her passion for equity in books and education is matched only by her love of homemade chocolate chip cookies, outdoor adventures, and dance parties with her kids. Visit her at www.joannahowrites.comKhoa Le is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous picture books, based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Her work can be described as whimsical, dreamy and with a bit of fantasy. She is the winner of the Grand Prize Samsung KidsTime Authors Award 2015 (Singapore) and the second runner up the The Scholastic Picture Book Award 2017 (Singapore).

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: September 26, 2023

ISBN: 9780063205338

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