The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney.

"Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation." "Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on by everyone but his best friend. Determined to receive a good education, Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in the neighboring farm town where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew existed. Written by Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, his first novel for young adults, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one unlucky boy trying to rise above the life everyone expects him to live."--BOOK JACKET.


Valerie OwensPosted September 4, 2009

Award-winning author, poet and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie, has written a fantastic and funny coming-of-age novel for teens in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Junior is a nerdy, poor Spokane Indian teen living on "the Rez" with hi...

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Donna NicholsPosted August 30, 2011

The book will be cherished by everyone who reads it and can be appreciated by teens and adults equally. This is the story of Junior, or as he is called by his given name, Arnold Spirit. Being born on a Spokane Indian Reservation guarantees that you...

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