The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Category: Book
By (author): Alexie, Sherman
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: April 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"This is a gem of a book....may be [Sherman Alexie's] best work yet."-New York Times
Review Quote*"A Native American equivalent of Angela's Ashes."-(starred review), Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come."-USA Today
Review Quote*"Realistic and fantastical and funny and tragic-all at the same time."-(starred review), VOYA
Review Quote*"The line between dramatic monologue, verse novel, and standup comedy gets unequivocally-and hilariously and triumphantly-bent in this novel."-(starred review), Horn Book
Review Quote*"Nimbly blends sharp with unapologetic emotion....fluid narration deftly mingles raw feelings with funny, sardonic insight."-Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)
Review Quote*"Few writers are more masterful than Sherman Alexie."-Los Angeles Times
Review Quote*"Alexie's humor and prose are easygoing and well suited to his young audience."-Booklist
Review Quote*"Fierce observations and sharp sense of humor...hilarious language."-Newsday