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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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.