The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian

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The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie, Sherman Alexie

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 1, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316013692

ISBN - 13: 9780316013697

Appropriate for ages: 12

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The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian

by Sherman Alexie, Sherman Alexie

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 1, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316013692

ISBN - 13: 9780316013697

About the Book

Alexie's National Book Award winner 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. Includes poignant drawings that reflect the character's art.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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 Heaven and Reservation Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader''s Digest Award.

Editorial Reviews

"Breathtakingly honest, funny, profane, sad....will stay with readers."-(starred review), KLIATT

Appropriate for ages: 12

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