The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (National Book Award Winner)
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Class Differences
A New York Times bestseller—over one million copies sold! A National Book Award winner A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winnerBestselling 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 black-and-white interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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"Great insight into Native American life, great story and main character. I love that the characters are allowed to be flawed and that they feel real and human. I listened to the audiobook with the author as a narrator and he really give life to the main character and makes you empathize with him. "
"I read this in high school and it was really good very thought provoking even at my younger age I want to read it again now that I’m older to see what I pull from it now."
"A well written book by a flawed author. I advise fellow readers to take into account the actions of Sherman Alexie before praising or supporting his work. Alexie has admitted to abusive behavior, and has exploited young writers and sexually harassed young Native women in the writing community."