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
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, with a foreword from Jaqueline Woodson.
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 four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

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User Review  - b.masonjudy - LibraryThing

Not normally drawn to Young Adult fiction, I am shocked myself I liked this as much as I did. The singular feat which Alexie pulls off so deftly in this novel is the creation of a unique, unabashed ... Read full review

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User Review  - pmtracy - LibraryThing

When I bought this, I did so because of all of the awards it had won. I had no idea it was a "young adult" book but it was still worth the read. It starts off as a teenage "fish out of water" story ... 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.