The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Suitable for young adults, this book tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy.
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An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. It is illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.
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||A gem of a book ... may be Sherman Alexie's best work yet New York Times It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks Guardian A remarkable tale that is sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages to come USA Today Emotionally spring-loaded, linguistically gymnastic and devastatingly funny San Francisco Bay Guardian A coming-of-age story so well observed that its very rootedness in one specific culture is also what lends its universality -- starred review Publishers Weekly
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Sherman Alexie is the author of Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and The Toughest Indian in the World. His books have earned him a citation from the PEN Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction, the Before Columbus Foundation's America Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize.