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.