The Absolutely True Diary

of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

**winner of the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature * winner of the 2008 Boston-Globe Horn Book Award * winner of the 2009 International Book on Books for Young People *Sweden - Peter Pan Prize * winner of the 2010 California Young Reader Medal * finalist for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize **

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

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WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAID:

"A Native American equivalent of Angela's Ashes."
-Publishers Weekly

"Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come.
Realistic and fantastical and funny and tragic-all at the same time."
-VOYA

"The line between dramatic monologue, verse novel, and standup comedy gets unequivocally-and hilariously and triumphantly-bent in this novel."
-Horn Book
Book Trailer- Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

" " Cool Quotes " "

“I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That's right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that's kind of perverted or maybe it's just romantic and highly intelligent.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It's one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they're the four hugest words in the world when they're put together.

You can do it.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“I draw because words are too unpredictable.
I draw because words are too limited.
If you speak and write in English, or Spanish, or Chinese, or any other language, then only a certain percentage of human beings will get your meaning.
But when you draw a picture everybody can understand it.
If I draw a cartoon of a flower, then every man, woman, and child in the world can look at it and say, "That's a flower.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Source: Sherman Alexie, Fallsapart Prodcutions. http://www.fallsapart.com/the_absolutely_true_diary_of_a_part_time_indian/

Brief Plot Overview

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.


Source: Sherman Alexie, Fallsapart Productions.

http://www.fallsapart.com/the_absolutely_true_diary_of_a_part_time_indian/


Characters: Arnold Spirit, Junior's Dad, Junior's Mom, Mary-Runs-Away (junior's sister), Grandmother Spirit, Mr. P, Rowdy, Eugene, Gordy, Penelope, Roger, Coach


source of pics above= www.blogspot.com

Author Biography

Kline,Lynn. Ploughshares. 2012. http://www.pshares.org/read/article-detail.cfm?intArticleID=5027



author picture © Susan Sheridan



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