Kevin Henkes (1991), Greenwillow Books
Chrysanthemum’s parents named her after a beautiful flower, and she has always loved her name – up until the day she goes to school. The other kids in her class make fun of her, and Chrysanthemum goes from thinking that her name is absolutely perfect to absolutely dreadful. When the music teacher shares that she also is named after a flower, everyone becomes jealous and wants a flower name too. Chrysanthemum finally sees the beauty in her unique name.