Say My Name

Ho, Joanna/ Le, Khoa

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.