Sherman Alexie writes for REAL kids

photo-Sherman Alexie“Mr. Alexie is one of the major lyric voices of our time.”  New York Times Book Review

Poet, short story writer, novelist, filmmaker, social satirist and Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian Sherman Alexie has just published his debut picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., to a constellation of starred reviews.

Thunder Boy JrAlexie wants to write about contemporary kids. “I’m not interested in talking animals,” he says. “I’m not interested in telling the story of Running Bear. I’m interested in how Native kids live now.”

Read more about Alexie and his book at Shelf Awareness!