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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie, in his first book for young adults, 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 reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

 

Heartbreaking, funny, beautifully written, semi-autobiographical, and coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character’s art, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will continue to make a lasting impression for many years to come. Bonus content to include an introduction from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson, a new author’s note, an excerpt of a sequel from the character Rowdy’s point of view, and more!

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780316013697

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Praise

"This is a gem of a book....may be [Sherman Alexie's] best work yet."—New York Times

"A Native American equivalent of Angela'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 blends sharp with unapologetic emotion....fluid narration deftly mingles raw feelings with funny, sardonic insight."—Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)

"Few writers are more masterful than Sherman Alexie."—Los Angeles Times

"Alexie's humor and prose are easygoing and well suited to his young audience."—Booklist

"Fierce observations and sharp sense of humor...hilarious language."—Newsday

"Breathtakingly honest, funny, profane, sad....will stay with readers."—(starred review), KLIATT

"What emerges most strongly is Junior's uncompromising determination to press on while leaving nothing important behind."—(starred review), BCCB

"[Alexie] has created an endearing teen protagonist in his own likeness and placed him in the here and now."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Deftly taps into the human desire to stand out while fitting in."—BookPage

"Exceptionally good....Arnold is a wonderful character."—Miami Herald

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Meet The Author: Sherman Alexie

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 as The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Reservoir Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award.

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From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.

Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn't want to share a name. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.

But just when Little Thunder thinks all hope is lost, dad picks the best name...Lightning! Their love will be loud and bright, and together they will light up the sky.

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