The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Jan 10, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 272 pages
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A New York Times bestseller—over one million copies sold!  
A National Book Award winner
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner


Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and black-and-white interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

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User Review  - steve02476 - LibraryThing

A fine book! So glad it’s on many high school reading lists. I saw the author speak a few months ago so I felt like I was hearing his voice as I was reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Castlelass - LibraryThing

Junior, a young Native American, has had a rough time in life from the time he was born. While living on the rez, a teacher approaches him with the idea that he would benefit from going to the high ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citations. He lives in Seattle. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father.

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