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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (National Book Award Winner)

By Sherman Alexie
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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller—over one million copies sold!  
A National Book Award winner
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner

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 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.

393 Reviews

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Easy to readRacism
“This is a difficult book to review. It’s taught me a lot this authors point of view about his character’s childhood, tribe, and stereotypes about being Native/Indigenous on an American Reservation. It had some emotional turns that did surprise me and kept me reading. Overall I think this author isn’t for me. It has inspired me to find different Native/Indigenous authors and stories.”
Diverse charactersEasy to readUnpredictableHistorically-accurateComing of ageBad writing
“Hilarious and heartbreaking.”
“I absolutely loved this book! The audiobook is read by the author and having his voice really added to the story. This book not only showed a new voice in the YA genera but one I could connect with both sympathetically and empathetically. That rarely happens. If you enjoy basketball, true characters, and stories of perseverance then you'll enjoy this quick read.”
“Much like Alexie's other works that I've read, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian paints an interesting picture of what life may be like as a Native American. I want to read more books by native authors, especially focusing on even more contemporary works, as I wonder if the stereotypical image of native Americans, some of which Alexie details in his works, are still things that the native populous deals with. Does alcoholism still run rampant? Alexie writes about situations where different identities meet and I think that it really powerful. However, overall, the juvenile style of his writing just doesn't jive with me.”

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