Thunder Boy Jr.
A name might be just a word, but it elicits feelings, memories, meanings, and histories associated with it. When we feel like we need to live up to our names or live down a reputation that a name may convey, names potentially define or limit who and what we become. Names can also affect our self-perceptions. Most of us have likely pondered the idea of our given names and whether we would have chosen something different. In his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman Alexie features Thunder Boy, who explores the meaning of his name. Initially, he celebrates its power and its uniqueness. When heRead More →