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.
Length: 230 pages
Set in: Washington, United States