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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316013692
ISBN-13: 9780316013697
Sku: 207944912
Publish Date: 4/1/2009
Sales Rank: 78712
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  229
Age Range:  16 to 21
 
Leaving the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school, Junior struggles to find his place in his new surroundings in order to escape his destiny back on the reservation. Reprint. *Author: Alexie, Sherman/ Forney, Ellen (ILT) *Publication Date: 2009/04/01 *Number of Pages: 230 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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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.
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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.

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." 9/1/2007

"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." 9/1/2007

"Alexie nimbly blends sharp wit with unapologetic emotion...." 7/15/2007

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0229
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Young Readers
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