|Item||:||The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian [Paperback]|
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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 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.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman has been named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and has been lauded by The Boston Globe as an important voice in American literature. He is one of the most well known and beloved literary writers of his generation, with works such asThe Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in HeavenandReservation Bluesand has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award. This is a gem of a book....may be [Sherman Alexie's] best work yet. New York Times A Native American equivalent ofAngela's Ashes. (starred review),Publishers Weekly Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come. USA Today Realistic and fantastical and funny and tragic-all at the same time. (starred review),VOYA The line between dramatic monologue, verse novel, and standup comedy gets unequivocally-and hilariously and triumphantly-bent in this novel. (starred review),Horn Book Nimbly l6
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