Family Book Club: 'Your Name Is a Song' by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Saturday, February 18, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Activity Room

In this book discussion for kids in grades 1-3 and an accompanying grown-up, we'll read and discuss our book and then play a book-related game or create a craft together.

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to go 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.