Say My Name (Hardcover)

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Say My Name (Hardcover)

By Joanna Ho, Khoa Le (Illustrator)


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New York Times bestselling author Joanna Ho, of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, creates a meaningful and diverse picture book about how names define us.

Names reveal generational ties and histories, weaving an intricate tale of the past. Names—and correctly saying them—are important. Each one carries the hopes, dreams, and traditions of those that came before us.

Six captivating kids connect with the reader, proudly celebrating their names, backgrounds, and ancestors:

  • 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
  • Akosua Acheampong from Ghana

Joanna Ho’s lyrical story explains how saying a person’s name is the only way we can truly know another.

Joanna Ho is passionate about equity in books and education. She has been an English teacher, a dean, and a teacher professional development mastermind. She is currently the vice principal of a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Homemade chocolate chip cookies, outdoor adventures, and dance parties with her kids make Joanna’s eyes crinkle into crescent moons. Her books for young readers include Eyes That Kiss in the Corners. Visit her at and @JoannaHoWrites.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063205338
ISBN-10: 0063205335
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English