Publisher description for The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Spokane Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.
Indian reservations -- Juvenile fiction.
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Diary fiction.
Spokane Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Indian reservations -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.