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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian | [Sherman Alexie]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Junior, a budding cartoonist, grows up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school to attend an all-white 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 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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Junior, a budding cartoonist, grows up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school to attend an all-white 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 chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

©2007 Sherman Alexie; (P)2008 Recorded Books LLC

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    Sherman Alexie's unforgettable reading of his own semi autobiographical history is a treat. A hard look at a culture he felt he had to escape to succeed, the book is full of insight into the mind of a boy and the mind of someone who finds himself trying the almost impossible task of spanning two worlds. I can't believe that there have been attempts in the US to remove this book from schools and libraries. Everyone will learn something good from this book.

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