Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Absolutely True Part-Time Diary of an Indian
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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About The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
After a school incident provokes a teacher to challenge fifteen year-old Junior, he leaves the school on the Spokane Indian Reservation for an all-white school in a nearby town with better resources. At first, Junior’s new schoolmates shun him for being different, and at home, his friends shun him for being a traitor and leaving the reservation. Through cartoon drawings and frank narrative, Junior wrestles with his own sense of value and the value of his people.