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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Diary fiction
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney
ISBN: 0316013684 9780316013680 142876450X 9781428764507
OCLC Number: 154698238
Performer(s): Ellen Forney.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Odyssey Award, 2009.
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2008
Description: 230 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The black eye of the month club --
Why chicken means so much to me --
Revenge is my middle name --
Because geometry is not a country somewhere near France --
Hope against hope --
Go means go --
Rowdy sings the blues --
How to fight monsters --
Grandmother gives me some advice --
Tears of a clown --
Halloween --
Slouching toward Thanksgiving --
My sister sends me an E-mail --
Thanksgiving --
Hunder pains --
Rowdy gives me advice about love --
Dance, dance, dance --
Don't trust your computer --
My sister sends me a letter --
Reindeer games --
And a partridge in a pear tree --
Red versus white --
Wake --
Valentine heart --
In like a lion --
Rowdy and I have a long and serious discussion about basketball --
Because Russian guys are not always geniuses --
My final freshman year report card --
Remembering --
Talking about turtles --
Discussion guide --
Interview with Ellen Forney.
Responsibility: by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney.

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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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If he can do it, what have I got to complain about?

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2008-09-10) Very Good Permalink

I'm actually tempted to add this to my "biography" shelf as well because this story is so close to how Sherman Alexie described his own life when I heard him speak a few years ago at the PLA conference in Seattle.  It's a funny, poignant book about a Spokane Indian teenager who decides to buck...
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Washington Reads (Summer 2008) Selection

by washingtonstatelibrary (WorldCat user published 2008-08-22) Excellent Permalink

Alexie’s first novel for young adults is a coming-of-age novel that will make you laugh while it breaks your heart.  With wit and humor, it chronicles Junior’s attempts to rise above the expectations people have for him, in Wellpinit and Reardon, Sherman’s hometowns.  Already...
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