•   September 2020




    Dear Franklin Families,


    As we continue with our “I Am Me” theme at Franklin this year, September’s Book of the Month, Alma and how she got her name, by Juana Martinez-Neal, introduces us to a little girl who can’t understand why she has the longest name. 

    Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela, has six names!  Each with a beautiful meaning.  As Alma hears the story of her name, she starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all. 

    She realizes that one day she will have her own story to tell. 

    This book is the perfect celebration of identity, family and belonging and can evoke conversation with children about their own names. 


    Happy Reading,                       


    Lorraine Smyth, Ed. D.