Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Absolutely True Diary of
a Part-Time Indian
By Sherman Alexie
Illustrated by Ellen Forney

Little, Brown, 2009
240 pages, paperback

“If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad.”


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Wry, candid, compelling, and deeply affecting, this is the diary of Junior, a Spokane Indian who decides to leave the reservation for a better education at an all-white school. Alienated both at his new school and by his old friends, Junior must grapple with being an outsider, all the while navigating the tumultuous terrain of high school. Drawn from his own experiences, Alexie’s writing is heart-wrenching and powerful. We believe this is required reading for every teenager.

Friday May 5, 2015