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

Check out this frequently updated page of videos, blogs, articles, lesson plans, and more background information. These are great resources for librarians, teachers, parents, caregivers, school counselors, and all community members! 


My Name is an Address introduces readers to a wide range of vocabulary, topics, and themes. Identity, migration, heritage, geography, family, history, and language are just a few of the topics to explore with this text. Use these lists of books to compare and contrast related concepts in a different genre, setting, or situation.

"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!" 


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

 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 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!


“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

By Judie Haynes (TESOL Blog)

Article by Ghana Web

Blog by Janaki Nagarajan

Videos, resources, personal stories, and more from Colorín Colorado

Teacher 2 Teacher Blog Post by Marwa Elkani

Article by Clare McLaughlin

Article by Corey Mitchell

Video and Article by Neetu Garcha 

Compiled by Nawal Q. Casiano//

Template created by Kimiko Shibata (@ESL_fairy)

Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul

Blog by Constance Gibbs

Learning for Justice

Image by Clark Van Der Beken

"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
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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
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"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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