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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on by everyone but his best friend. Determined to receive a good education, Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in the neighboring farm town where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew existed.

Written with raw emotion by acclaimed writer Sherman Alexie, the National Book Award-winning novel THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one unlucky boy trying to rise above the life everyone expects him to live.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0316013692
  • ISBN-13: 9780316013697