N o m b r e s  b y  J u l i a  A l v a r e z

Nombres is (somewhat) of a biographical short story, by Julia Alvarez, where she shares her experience growing up in New York City as a Hispanic child in a non- Hispanic area. Julia faces conflicts throughout the story of others mispronouncing her name but eventually finds herself happy with the name she has. I illustrated this short story because I resonated with the character, especially growing up. I used ink and pen to create all illustrations.
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