"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.
Posted 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…read more