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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie was exclusively a writer for adults until an imperfect excerpt from the memoir he was writing caught his attention. Alexie decided to extract this excerpt and turn it into a young adult novel, something his publisher had been bugging him to write for years. 335 more words

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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This book is amazing.  It seriously needs to be required reading for students throughout the whole country.  Any obstacles to it being required reading for the whole country simply point out all the problems the book itself addresses.  348 more words

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When other Indians want to give thanks
For my poems, stories, readings, and movies,
They often give me Pendleton blankets.
I think I own twenty-five or thirty… 39 more words


Bookish | The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Review)

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.

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It seems a bit strangely appropriate that, on the weekend when we celebrate a bunch of Europeans getting lost on their way to India and making the most of it by taking custody of the land, I will be grading papers. 81 more words

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