Sherman Alexie, author and National Book Award winner for his young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will share his new children’s book, Thunder Boy, Jr., followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Thursday, May 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
(across the street from the Gallery Place Metro)
Book purchase is required to enter the signing line. Books will be for sale at the event and in advance at Politics &Prose Book Store.
This program is appropriate for all ages.
Rice paper, postcards, and coins authenticate the mixed-media and watercolor collages depicting the rigorous expedition through China in the 1930s of a New York dressmaker who wanted to fulfill her deceased husband’s mission of retrieving America’s first panda. Backmatter includes a chronology and author’s note.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.