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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian /

by Alexie, Sherman; Forney, Ellen [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2009Edition: 1st paperback ed.Description: 230 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780316013697 (pbk.) :; 0316013692 (pbk.); 9781439572740; 1439572747.Title notes: $11.99 (YA) 7-2011 (db)$11.99 (YA) 7-2011 BRA $11.99 (YA) 9/29/2011Subject(s): Spokane Indians -- Fiction | Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Fiction | Indian reservations -- Fiction | Race relations -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Diary fiction | Young adult fiction | Young adult fictionNational Book Award winner.Summary: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br>

$11.99 (YA) 7-2011 (db)

$11.99 (YA) 7-2011

BRA $11.99 (YA) 9/29/2011

Includes author discussion guide and interview with illustrator Ellen Forney.

National Book Award winner.

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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Horn Book Review

Read by the author. (Middle School, High School)Alexie's singular wit and candor is more obvious than ever in this stellar performance of his own award-winning novel about a Spokane reservation teen who decides to attend the local all-white high school. The recording renders the listener teary-eyed one minute and laughing out loud the next. Alexie knows firsthand the voice of his main character Junior, and he plays it up, using his "singsong reservation accent" to the utmost. In the print edition of the book, drawings and cartoons help to heal and relieve heartbreak for Junior; Alexie's narration is so personal, and so perfectly conveys the very essence of Junior, that listeners will not miss them. Brought to life by Alexie's autobiographical intimacy, this audio will make a lasting impression on every listener. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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