The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Ages 12+
Hardcover Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-31-601368-0
240 Pages
Dimensions: 11.2L x 1W x 5.5H inches
Weight (lbs): 0.782
English Language
Illustrator: Ellen Forney
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Subject & Themes: Adolescence, High School, Prejudice and Racism, Native Americans, Classics & Award Winners
Genre: Fiction
Skills: Humor
Awards: National Book Award Winners


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.

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