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Sherman Alexie

Biography

Sherman Alexie

A National Book Award-winning author, poet and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie has been named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and has been lauded by The Boston Globe as "an important voice in American literature." He is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation, with works such as THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN and RESERVOIR BLUES, and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.

Sherman Alexie

Books by Sherman Alexie

written by Sherman Alexie with illustrations by Yuyi Morales - Children's 5-9, Culture, Family Life, Friendship

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.