My Name is Aviva
“My name is Aviva, not Amoeba!” shouts Aviva at her teasing classmates. Aviva is determined to change her name until she discovers where her name comes from and why her parents chose that special name for her.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Lesléa Newman
Leslea Newman has created 80 books for readers of all ages. Her awards include two National Jewish Book Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Illustrator: Ag Jatkowska
Ag Jatkowska was born in Gdansk, Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk with an MA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She lives in Bath, England.
- Sugarman Family Children's Book Award
“Newman’s gentle, empathetic story warmly addresses the difficulties faced by kids saddled with unusual names.” — Booklist Online
“Many Jewish children are curious about the origin of their names, and wonder why they are unusual or old fashioned. Newman’s clear and rich narrative explains the custom with warmth and appreciation for tradition.” — School Library Journal