- Young Adult – Contemporary
- Cute illustrated pictures
- Diverse – Spokane Native American, Disability
- Show the problems of life on the Reservation
- College basketball
- Alcoholism culture
- Struggles of racism in a new environment
- Death and the struggle for hope
- Relentless pursuit to one’s improve life
- Friendship and Family play a big part
- What it means to be part of a culture
- Coming of age story
- Touching story – You feel the main characters struggle throughout the entire story and you want him to make it.
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 four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
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