The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

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Based on the authors own experiences, this first young adult novel by bestselling author Alexie features poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney that reflect the characters art as it chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy attempting to break away from the life he was destined to live.

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Publisher Thorndike Pr
Mfg Part# 9781410404992
SKU 206668966
Format Hardcover Large Print
ISBN10 1410404994
Release Date 3/5/2008
Praise
"The line between dramatic monologue, verse novel, and standup comedy gets unequivocally--and hilariously and triumphantly--bent in this novel about coming of age on the rez."
"The many characters, on and off the rez, with whom he has dealings are portrayed with compassion and verve, particularly the adults in his extended family. Forney's simple pencil cartoons fit perfectly within the story and reflect the burgeoning artist within Junior."
"Alexie nimbly blends sharp wit with unapologetic emotion...."
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Annotation Fantastically written, humorous, and deeply moving, Sherman Alexie's autobiographical first foray into the young adult fiction world follows Junior, a 14-year-old Indian whose vast physical problems and grinding poverty are outweighed by his incredible talent and refreshing, honest views on just about everything. Born and raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Junior loves to draw cartoons and is the smartest kid in his rotten reservation school. But when he's presented with an opportunity that promises to blow the lid off his life, Junior sees a hopeful future for the first time. With excellent, perfectly pitched B&W illustrations by cartoonist Ellen Forney, this is the winner of the 2007 National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category.
Editors Note Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0301
Publisher Thorndike Press

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