Thunder Boy, Jr.: Illustrations by Yuyi Morales

January 25 through May 20, 2018

This exhibition includes illustrations and sketches created by Yuyi Morales for the children’s book Thunder Boy, Jr., written by Sherman Alexie. This vibrant, striking children’s book is about Thunder Boy Jr., a Native American boy who isn’t crazy about his name. He wants to change it to a name that is “normal.” The unique talents of both artist and author are apparent in the book; Alexie reflects on real life and humor and Morales explores color, pattern and textures of her life and experiences in Mexico and California.

Underwritten by the Folkert Family Foundation. Media sponsor: WGVU Public Media

Yuyi Morales Thunder Boy Jr. Cover

Yuyi Morales
Thunder Boy, Jr. cover illustration