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Thunder Boy Jr.

Written by Sherman Alexie & illustrated by Yuyi Morales
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From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son. Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name…one that’s all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn’t want to share a name. 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 Little Thunder thinks all hope is lost, dad picks the best name…Lightning! Their love will be loud and bright, and together they will light up the sky.

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Who Wrote Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is an award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker. His works of fiction include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, Ten Little Indians, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Ellen Forney is a cartoonist, New York Times

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Who Illustrated Thunder Boy Jr.

Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales is an author, artist, and puppet maker and was the host of her own Spanish-language radio program for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Jane Addams Award, five Pura Belpré Medals, and three Pura Belpré Honors, and a CaldecottHonor for Viva Frida. She divides her time between the SanFrancisco area and Veracruz, Mexico, where she was born.

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May 10, 2016

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