The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

absolutely true diaryBorn on the Spokane Indian reservation with a variety of medical complications, Junior is a budding cartoonist, a basketball dreamer, and the target of constant bullying.  When he decides to transfer to a high school off the reservation, he faces social ostracism from both his old friends and his new classmates.  Told in both engaging prose and humorous illustrations, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a reading experience unlike any other.

“They stared at me, the Indian boy with the black eye and swollen nose, my going-away gifts from Rowdy.  Those white kids couldn’t believe their eyes.  They stared at me like I was Bigfoot or a UFO.  What was I doing at Reardan, whose mascot was an Indian, thereby making me the only other Indian in town?”

Sherman Alexie is a poet, novelist, performer, and short story writer.  His books include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and War Dances.  He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Published:  2007
Length:  230 pages
Set in:  Washington, United States



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