The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

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A New York Times bestseller! Over one million copies sold!
A National Book Award winner!
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner!

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 black and white interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 22mm | 350g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations
  • 0316013684
  • 9780316013680
  • 170,066

Review Text

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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About Sherman Alexie

A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citations. He lives in Seattle. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father.
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Rating details

248,726 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 40% (99,537)
4 37% (91,414)
3 16% (40,073)
2 5% (11,569)
1 2% (6,133)
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