Monarch Book of the Week!

2018 Monarch Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Monarch Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

Title: Thunder Boy Jr.
Author: Sherman Alexie
Lexile Level: AD420L
Pages: 40 pages

Summary: Thunder Boy Smith Jr. is named after his father, Thunder Boy Smith Sr. Thunder Boy Jr. does not like his name. He wants a name that he can call his own. A name that reflects who he is. He doesn’t want a name that is exactly like his father. Thunder Boy Sr. recognizes this and together father and son come up with a perfect name for the boy.

Recommendations or Comments: Recommend. Sherman Alexie has written a wonderful picture book about a child’s need to become his own person and create his own identity. The illustrations by Yuyi Morales add to the feeling and message of the story.

Reviewed By: Jen A.


Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 13th, 2017 @ 2:05 PM.
Updated on May 7th, 2018 @ 12:41 PM.