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MY NAME IS AN ADDRESS

Nonfiction Picture Book
Reading age: 8 years and up
Grade level: 3 and up

Description:

You are not lost! You are not alone! A GPS system navigates you to where you are going, but your name could lead to what you are looking for. What's in a name? Ekuwah Mends uses the alphabet letters to answer that question. She opens a window into her family, history, culture, language, geography, and more. Look through Ekuwah's actual family photos, Mother's artwork, and Father's artifact collection. My Name is an Address comes to life and touches your heart. Exit the story by finding your own Akan name. Also, return when you need to feel connected. Ultimately, be inspired to find your own address.

 

ORDER TODAY!

Signed copies are now available at Barnes and Noble!

2191 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89108

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BULK ORDERS (minimum of 10 copies)
Perfect for author events, classroom libraries, book vending machines, or holiday gifts

Contact the publisher directly at Edumatchbooks@edumatchers.org

 

WHAT IS YOUR GHANAIAN NAME?

 
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Find your Akan name today!

Most Ghanaian names are based on the day of a child’s birth and their gender. Enter your birthdate and gender. Then, read and hear your name in the most widely spoken language in Ghana.

 
 
 

MEDIA

Virtual  presentations, interviews, blogs, podcasts, articles

 
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I have been following the construction of this rural school library in Ghana via YouTube. It is located near my father’s hometown. I was overjoyed to be able to visit and give donations this summer. Please watch and share the video!

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and I had a blast presenting our respective books  in a virtual read aloud and author chat across two sessions with over fifty participants representing classrooms, school libraries, and youth advocacy centers!

5th grade Class President Kason Abair interviews author Ekuwah Mends Moses before she reads the book aloud. (Sarah Irby - Videographer, Director, Kason's mother, and Ekuwah's former colleague) Heidi Carr - Photographer

Why Ekuwah Moses wrote “My Name is an Address.”

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2021 Parents and Caregivers as Partners Conference
Toronto, Canada

From a butterfly life cycle unit to a picture book about my name...
Please check out my second author's blog post to see how these two things go together. Gather some new ideas to use at home or school!

This is the first of three of my guest blog posts for EduMatch! My current job has changed (since July), but the source of my inspiration for writing a non-fiction picture book remains the same! Please check it out!

MELODY'S BOOKCHAT

Author Melody McAllister invited me to participate in a live BookChat on YouTube! I hope you will join us as we discuss my debut picture book - #MyNameIsAnAddress.

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PODCAST EPISODE:
MY NAME IS AN ADDRESS – EKUWAH MOSES

BY NANCY ANGEVINE-SANDS

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:

UCM ALUM PUBLISHES BOOK, ‘MY NAME IS AN ADDRESS’

UCM graduate Ekuwah Moses recently published her first book, “My Name is an Address,” in which she describes the meaning behind her name using artwork created by her late mother.

VIRTUAL LAUNCH PARTY

EduMatch Founder Dr. Sarah Thomas and Chief Operating Officer Mandy Froehlich

 

DEDICATION

My Name is an Address is dedicated to Carolyn Coffield Mends, my mother

 

Carolyn Coffield Mends (my mother)

Carolyn Coffield Mends, my remarkable mother, joined the ancestors on July 13, 2017. Learn more about her legacy, life, and love in my second picture book - Mama's Portraits and Me.

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

Albion Mends II (my grandfather)

Albion Mends II, my extraordinary grandfather, joined the ancestors on January 30, 2022. Thank you for joining us in celebrating his 103 years of life!

 

COMMUNITY

I'd love to see YOU! I appreciate all of the bookies (selfies with a book) and photos of the book in the hands of readers around the world. Please tag me on social media (and include the hashtag #MyNameIsAnAddress) or email me at ekuwahm@gmail.com! Thank you!

 
 
A Young Man Writing

Toni Morrison

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”