Indie Shop Bookworks to Host Sherman Alexie in A Word With Writers Event

My favorite Indie bookstore is hosting Sherman Alexie for an evening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He'll be in town to promote his latest book, a children's book called Thunder Boy Jr.

Tickets range from $50 with priority seating and position in the signing line to $25 for general admission. Each ticket holder also receives a copy of Alexie's new book. 

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. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.

This event happens in a little more than two weeks, on May 26th, at 7p.m. at the KiMo Theater in downtown Albuquerque.