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Publisher Description

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 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.

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.

Young Adult
January 10
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 7-17

Customer Reviews

Zzmann8 ,


Very very very good book I loved it

lakaye ,

A perfect gem of a book

I stumbled across this book while browsing the iBookstore and went for it after reading the reviews. While it's written for the YA market, I highly recommend it for everyone! The character of Junior (Arnold) is so well crafted and, through him, the author gives us an insightful glimpse into a world that so many of us know nothing about. One of the reviews I read said that this book will make you laugh and cry in a whole plethora of ways - I couldn't agree more and couldn't be more grateful for the chance to experience this absolute gem of a book.

dustin perry ,

The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian review

Had to read as a summer project for high school. Book had a great theme to follow but was to voyager could of been better without the dirty scenes he writes about. Story is sad but truthful overall is a good read for non fiction lovers.

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