Joanne Ho (text) and Khoa Le (illustrator), Say my name, HarperCollins Publishers, October 2023, 40 pp., RRP $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780063205338
Throughout the pages of this book, each child shares the history and meaning of their name using a repetitive rhythm, almost like poetry; taking readers on a magical journey of tradition, culture, and colour.
Each child shares their sense of pride in who they are and what their name means to them, their people, and culture.
This book is a powerful and meaningful exploration history, and the linking of the past and future.
Included at the end of this book is a pronunciation guide which provides further valuable history and meaning to the story.
This book is a beautiful celebration of the power and importance of names, culture, language, and tradition; and their impacts on who we are.
Reviewed by Raquel Mayman