Rachel Levy Lesser has graced this site before with a terrific guest post about How She Found the Marbles. She is the author of the beautiful memoir of time spent with her mother called Shopping for Love. Now Rachel’s exploration into her family heritage has resulted in her first children’s book, My name is Rebecca Romm, Named After My Mother’s Mom, a heartwarming book about self acceptance.
Rebecca Elizabeth Romm was named after her late grandmother, also named Rebecca. She does not like being named after nor being compared to her grandmother and just wants a name of her own. Rebecca’s teacher assigns the class a project about their names and Rebecca soon learns that several of her classmates were also named after significant people. Some of the namesakes are family like Rebecca’s while other students are named after famous and important people in history. Upon learning more about her grandmother, Rebecca begins to realize that being named after someone might not be an honor after all. She also discovers that despite being named after someone else, Rebecca is still her own unique individual.
Congratulations to Rachel on the release of her book! You can see more about the book or purchase it directly from Amazon.com by following this link: My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother’s Mom.
Are you or your children named after someone special? How does it feel to be that person’s namesake?
Rachel Levy Lesser sent me a copy of her book for review. There is an affiliate link in the post, which means that if you purchase a copy of Rachel’s book using that link, I can get 1/2 cup of coffee at Starbucks.