The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Paperback)

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ITEM# 11093138
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    A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman has been named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and has been lauded by The Boston Globe as "an important voice in American literature." He is one of the most well known and beloved literary writers of his generation, with works such as The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heavenand Reservation Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.
    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 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 thought he was destined to live.


    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

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    ISBN 9780316013697
    Format Paperback
    Pages 230
    Publisher Date 2009-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Little Brown & Co
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Alexie, Sherman
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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      I really loved this book, but as a story its audience really ought to be high school age. I found that this would be a perfect teaching assignment for an English class or in any class where you'd want to inspire your students to feel stronger about who they are. Also, some very funny and sad parts that are not to be missed.

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