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14 Books Celebrating Name Stories

14 Books Celebrating Name Stories

You can borrow these books for FREE through the Boston Public Library (BPL) or preview them through our affiliate link on Amazon.

Splash, Anna Hibiscus! Atinuke and Tobia, Lauren
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Anna Hibiscus is at the beach with her whole family, but no one wants to jump into the water with her, until they all see how much fun she is having.

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Naming Ceremony
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Amira is excited for her baby sister's naming ceremony. Friends and family will come to suggest names for the new child. A beautifully illustrated story about multiple generations and family traditions. Favorite quote, "how do I pick a name for baby sister ...think of something meaningful that you would want her to have. A blessing, a wish, a story. Each of your names were carefully picked just for you."

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Saturdays Are For Stella
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Watch how a boy goes from loving Saturdays to hating them and loving them again.

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My Name Is a Story
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Ashanti is discouraged when she goes to school and discovers her name is hard for her teacher to pronounce, and is different from everyone else. She cries to her mom, who explains the rich history behind her name and what makes her name special. Based on a true story from the author's (Ashanti's) real life. Her goal is to encourage those with unique names.

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Cookie & Milk: A Scientifically Stunt-tastic Sisterhood
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A cute story about two girls with opposite strengths. In the beginning, you'll learn how they each got their names, which ironically symbolizes their friendship.

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The Electric Slide and Kai
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Kai's family gets ready for Aunt Nina's wedding. Kai is worried because Granddad gives everyone a nickname based on their dance moves. So Kai's brother, sister and even dad try to teach Kai new moves.

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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Learn what it was like to live with and be a child of Dr. King. Written by his son, 2nd child and namesake, this beautiful book offers a sneak peak into family life with the warm and playful man.

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