This event takes place in our Jersey City location.
National Book Award-winning author, Sherman Alexie, discusses THUNDER BOY JR., a celebration of the special relationship between father and son, illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales. Thunder Boy Jr. wants a name that’s all his own—a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch the Clouds 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.
A signing will follow the reading. In order to join the signing line, a copy of THUNDER BOY JR. must be purchased from WORD the night of the event. Sherman will personalize all other backlist titles (including adult titles published by other publishers) and is happy to take photos with attendees.
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.
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.
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.