The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Published:
    Sep-2007 (Hardcover)
    Apr-2009 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
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  • Pages:
    229
  • Age Level:
    12-17
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Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on by everyone but his best friend. Determined to receive a good education, Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in the neighboring farm town where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew existed.

Inspired by his own experiences growing up, award-winning author Sherman Alexie chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one unlucky boy trying to rise above the life everyone expects him to live.
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