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Your Name Is a Song
Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Type of Disaster: Diversity & Social Justice Age Group: Ages 6-11 YouTube Video: Buy at Amazon

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.

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