The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
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 four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is about Arnold Spirit, also known as Junior. He lives on the Spokane Reservation. Junior lives with his kind but alcoholic father, mother, tolerant grandmother, and his hermit sister, Mary Runaway. Junior was born with too much cerebral spinal fluid in his skull. The doctors had to drain the fluid out of his skull. This surgery led him to have seizures and other medical problems. Junior cries easily so he is bullied often on the reservation.

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