Bookworks & the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation Present A Word With Writers with Sherman Alexie
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$50--priority seating/signing line preference--admits one and includes a signed copy of Thunder Boy Jr., front row seating at the Kimo, and signing line priority
$5--add-one to general admission ticket (limit 1 per general admission purchase)
Each ticket includes a donation to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and the opportunity to meet Mr. Alexie.
Mr. Alexie will sign Thunder Boy and Bookworks will also have backlist books for sale on site and in advance.
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citations. He lives in Seattle. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father. Since migrating to the United States from Mexico in 1994, Yuyi Morales has created some of our most celebrated children's books, including Nino Wrestles the World, Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, and many others. She is the winner of several awards, including a Pura Belpre Medal and a Caldecott Honor for Viva Frida. Yuyi divides her time between Mexico and California.
"An enchanting and humorous picture book....This has all of the qualities of a classic story like "Goodnight Moon" and is destined to be a modern classic, with youngsters wanting repeated readings."--School Library Journal
"Even if little one don't pick up on the cultural significance, they'll be entranced by the brilliant illustrations and Thunder Boy's rollicking determination to branch out on his own."--Booklist
"Echoes of Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" resonate in this vibrant first-person tale....Thunder Boy's energy is irresistible, as is this expansive portrait of a Native American family."--Publishers Weekly
"Despite the dad-pleasing message, the book is too funny and real to veer into parental self-congratulation, and Morales's illustrations give great life and specificity to Thunder Boy's Lightning's family."--Horn Book