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, 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, by Ekuwah Mends Moses, introduces readers to a wide range of vocabulary and concepts. Use these lists of books to explore related concepts in a different genre, setting, or situation.

21 Books About Children and their Names 

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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!" 


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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"

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