How do you plan to use My Name is an Address with your children, students, family, or community? 

Check out this ongoing list of videos, blogs, articles, lessons plans, and more background information to support the sharing of My Name is an Address.  These are great resources for librarians, teachers, parents, caregivers, school counselors, and all community members! 



Educator Chris Woods and I co-created a list of ideas to get your planning started! Also, I included editable story map templates for writers of all ages to plan their unique ABC story. 

Click "Make a copy." Then, feel free to alter the document and add your own ideas! You are welcome to make changes, print copies, or republish the guide and story maps for non-commercial use as long as credit is visibly given to Ekuwah Mends Moses and Chris Woods in the footer. For commercial use, please contact me for further details.

I’d love to hear how you imitate and innovate these ideas! If you’re able, please share with me using the hashtag #MyNameIsAnAddress or tag me on social media. I may add your examples to the extension gallery!

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"This book is's such a super combination of history, culture, & inspiration & hope. You’re a superhero Ekuwah! I’m so glad you’ve stepped out & wrote this incredible book! This is a super book for any classroom or home!" 



My Name is an Address, by Ekuwah [Mends] Moses, introduces readers to a wide range of vocabulary and concepts. Use this list of books to explore related concepts in a different genre, setting, or situation. (Revisit for new additions!)


“The power is not in the book itself, but rather in the readers who create meaning or co-construct meaning through dialogue, develop empathy, and are inspired as change agents."



Lesson Plans, Articles, Blogs, Picture Books, Poetry, Other Texts/Resources

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"The more important thing is that I've always wanted to write the kind of books that could invite, as well as sustain, subsequent readings"

Toni Morrison



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Getting Students' Names Right: Why It Matters
Education Week

Getting Students' Names Right: Why It Matters

Students at Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School in San Jose, Calif., describe how their names get mispronounced and misspelled in school. They are taking part in "My Name, My Identity," a new national campaign to raise awareness among educators for respecting students' names and pronouncing them correctly. The campaign is a partnership between the National Association for Bilingual Education; the Santa Clara County, Calif., Office of Education; and the California Association for Bilingual Education. Read more at ____________________ Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years. Follow Education Week: - Subscribe to our Channel: - On Facebook at - On Twitter at - On LinkedIn at To license video footage from Editorial Projects in Education please contact the Education Week Library at
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TED

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TED

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. Become a TED Member: Follow TED on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel: TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy ( For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at
Man with Grandsons

"No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally - and often far more - worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."

C.S. Lewis



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"There's always more in a book than there is time for in the classroom.  Try to plant seeds, questions, that live long past the lesson."

Children in Library

African Proverb

"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth"