My kindergarten students and I read Thunder Boy Jr. this week. This completely wonderful read aloud was written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
Sherman Alexie's narrative meets Yuyi Morales' art in a beautiful fusion of energy and expressiveness.
Thunder Boy Jr. is a celebration of the individual and that desire to be known, known for what makes each of us the unique individual we are.
Thunder Boy Jr. is a celebration of love, a love that every child, in an ideal world, would experience.
Inspired by Thunder Boy Jr. (aka Lightning), my students shared their name ideas as well as some history behind their names.