Sherman Alexie

Thunder Boy Jr. author Sherman Alexie is a celebrated author, poet, and performer. He has won numerous awards including the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. He has written many other books, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Sherman is a Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian and  grew up in Wellpinit, Washington on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He now lives with his family in Seattle, Washington. Click … Continue reading Sherman Alexie

Thunder Boy Jr. Book Club Discussion Questions

What’s better than reading books? Talking about books! I hope you enjoyed reading Thunder Boy Jr. with kids around the world this month. Here are some questions to spark discussion at your BIG WORLD Book Club meeting. Feel free to follow and share your comments on BIG WORLD Book Club’s Facebook and Instagram pages. What did you like about this book? How is your family like the one in … Continue reading Thunder Boy Jr. Book Club Discussion Questions

Book of the Month

This month’s BIG WORLD Book Club pick is Thunder Boy Jr. written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. This book tells the sweet story of a young boy who is named after his dad but really wants his own unique name. Published in 2016, this is a much-needed addition to Native American children’s literature and children’s literature in general. Get your copy here: Thunder Boy Jr. … Continue reading Book of the Month