Name Games: A Multicultural Children's Story

Gloria Ng
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Olátòrò, a Nigerian American nine-year-old girl, comes to terms with her Yorùbá name after facing a name-calling incident in her school, a diverse educational setting in America. Self-consciousness turns to new appreciation for herself, her name, and her peers with the help of a feisty friend, a compassionate teacher, and her encouraging father.

This ebook is expanded and adapted from a story first published in SKIPPING STONES, an award-winning international multicultural literary magazine.

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About the author

Gloria Ng is an Oakland-based mother of three who writes on Owl Time. Her work has appeared in anthologies, including YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American. (HarperCollins, 2001)

Seeing the lack of bilingual books to read to her children, she created the Mama Gloria Chinese-English Bilingual Books series. For forthcoming book updates, sign up for her newsletter:

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Gloria Ng
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Published on
Oct 12, 2014
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Education / Multicultural Education
Education / Violence & Harassment
Juvenile Fiction / Activity Books
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Africa
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Asia
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 21st Century
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / General
Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Other
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Asian American
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Bullying
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Emigration & Immigration
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / New Experience
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Peer Pressure
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Violence
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