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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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"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"--
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    sweetiegherkin: Both books about children who are initially unhappy about their given name
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This book is about a little boy who was named after his father, but he wants his own name to show that he is his own person. this book teaches about identity and about being unique. ( )
  JenniferSprinkle | Jul 11, 2019 |
Top 100 Pick because:

Great read aloud
-Power team of Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
-Playful illustrations with signature Yuyi color, technique, and uniqueness
-Text and illustrations mingle together to tell a coherent story
-Authentic and modern portrayal of American Indian families-something universal about the significance and like/dislike of a name-yet also culturally important
-I love this book and like to read it for a story time about once a year. ( )
  EMiMIB | Jul 4, 2019 |
It's a fun book and a subtle one at the same time. The illustrations are rich and reveal some new detail with each reading. The narrative gets at a real kid problem and one can just feel the exhilaration as all is resolved. Satisfying at all levels. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
This book introduces a young boy with an interesting name, Thunder Boy Jr. This name has been passed down through generations of his family and now lies with him. However, this young boy does not want to be Thunder Boy Jr. He wants a name of his own, one that tells a story about him. His father comes along side him and helps him through this difficulty in his life to give him strength and understanding. ( )
  nicolehalbur | Jan 16, 2019 |
I thought that this book was cute and sweet and I think that it is a very good multicultural book ( )
  Rileyholcomb | Nov 26, 2018 |
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Morales, YuyiIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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