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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

In his first book for young adults, 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...

In his first book for young adults, 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 acclaimed artist 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.

Hardcover - 230 pages - in English - $20.00
ISBN: 0316013684 (ISBN13: 9780316013680)
Published Sep 12, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
First published 2007

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My students range in age from 10 to 14 (6th through 8th grade). Our school uses a bilingual curriculum, so my learners study in both Spanish and English. They...

My students range in age from 10 to 14 (6th through 8th grade). Our school uses a bilingual curriculum, so my learners study in both Spanish and English. They are a brilliant, loving, determined, dynamic group!

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