The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Born on the Spokane Indian reservation with a variety of medical complications, Junior is a budding cartoonist, a basketball dreamer, and the target of constant bullying.  When he decides to transfer to a high school off the reservation, he faces social ostracism from both his old friends and his new classmates.  Told through journal entties and humorous illustrations, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a reading experience unlike any other.

"They stared at me, the Indian boy with the black eye and swollen nose, my going-away gifts from Rowdy.  Those white kids couldn't believe their eyes.  They stared at me like I was Bigfoot or a UFO.  What was I doing at Reardan, whose mascot was an Indian, thereby making me the only other Indian in town?"

Sherman Alexie is a poet, novelist, and short story writer.  His books include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and War Dances.  He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Published:  2007
Length:  230 pages
Set in:  Washington, United States