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Alexie, Sherman, and Ellen Forney. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. New York: Little, Brown, 2007. Print.
In his first book for young adults, 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 acclaimed artist 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.
Sherman Alexie is a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian. He was born on October 7, 1966 and grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.
National Book Award for Young People's Literature (2007), School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2007), Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production Honor (2009), American Indian Library Association Award, South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award (2010) Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award Nominee (2008), Florida Teens Read Nominee (2009), American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Young Adult Book (2008), Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (2007), The Inky Awards Nominee for Silver Inky (2009), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2011), James Cook Book Award Nominee (2009), The Inky Awards Shortlist for Silver Inky (2009)
Grades 9-10, ages 14-15, Native American Mythology...folklore with non-fiction information