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Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
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Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie

Other authors: Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

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This book is about a little Native American boy who struggles to accept his given name of Thunder Boy. He wants his own identity and ponders other possible names. In the end, his father gives him a name of this own that honors both his wishes and desire to please his father. This would be an excellent text to use with building community in a classroom and discovering the origin of children's names. ( )
  katie.greenfield | Sep 26, 2017 |
This book can be used for determined importance. What is important for Thunder Jr. and why? Children can think and determine what they think is important about the boys name and why he hates it. I would read this to 3rd graders.
  NaomiGG | Aug 22, 2017 |
A book about a little boy who doesn't like his name even if he is named after his dad. He explains why and chooses a new name with the help of his dad.
  Tammy1234 | Aug 22, 2017 |
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, Thunder Boy Sr. His dad is called Big Thunder and he is called Little Thunder. He loves his dad, but he wishes he could have his own special name. He wants a name that recognizes an accomplishment or something cool that he has done in his lifetime. He desperately searches for a name that honors who he is. As he is losing hope, he and his dad finally come up with the perfect name for him. This book is funny, bursting with love, and it wonderfully celebrates the power of both connectedness and individuality.
  brittneye | Aug 19, 2017 |
Absolutely precious! I was surprised this book choked me up at the end. Students who are very independent might appreciate this book because what makes you special set you apart, but we can still be a part of one another. A great feel-good read aloud. (And there's a fart joke so it's sure to please.)
  bault | Aug 15, 2017 |
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Sherman Alexieprimary authorall editionscalculated
Morales, YuyiIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316013722, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 27 Oct 2015 01:32:13 -0400)

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