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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie 1966 2011 1390 277 9789643697471 21 1388 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie 1966 2011 1390 277 9789643697471 21 1388 Sooo what do I know about Indians aka Native Americans Well, apparently the average white American knows very little about them and, whether that s true or not, I can confirm that the average Brit knows NOTHING about them That would include me Or it would have included me before I read this book.Okay, well maybe not nothing, I knew they can paint with all the colours of the wind, right Actually, on a serious note, t Okay, okay, fine, I give in.I ll get on the bandwagon.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is, well, made of awesome.I kinda got on the Sherman Alexie bandwagon, as an undergrad, when all freshmen were required to read his The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven I liked it Put it next to Plato s Republic and it was pretty damn exciting But I didn t go out and gobble up all this other books Plus I m not the hugest fan of short stories But you know me, I m a sucker for YA A Okay, okay, fine, I give in.I ll get on the bandwagon.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is, well, made of awesome.I kinda got on the Sherman Alexie bandwagon, as an undergrad, when all freshmen were required to read his The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven I liked it Put it next to Plato s Republic and it was pretty damn exciting But I didn t go out and gobble up all this other books Plus I m not the hugest fan of short stories But you know me, I m a sucker for YA And for YA that everyone s been raving about And that wins the National Book Award.Here s one of my favorite things about the book almost everything that makes you laugh is also heartbreaking This in no way makes it less funny, or less sad It s both, perfectly, at once Just like the times when Junior is heartbroken but can t stop laughing.Also, Junior is a book kisser I grabbed my book and open This book has sort of been on my radar, and yesterday I saw it on one of my student s desk I excitedly asked him what he thought of it, and his face lit up He told me he had just finished it and repeated, It was a really good book about three times, with the most genuine smile I ve seen from this kid all year When I told him it was on my list of books I wanted to read, he handed it to me and said, take it Huh Then he showed me the sticker on the front cover that said, FREE BOOK Read a This book has sort of been on my radar, and yesterday I saw it on one of my student s desk I excitedly asked him what he thought of it, and his face lit up He told me he had just finished it and repeated, It was a really good book about three times, with the most genuine smil I thought for a second I d only give this four stars but, okay I was schooled by teachers who were for the most part trying really hard to achieve a multicultural education in Whiteland It must have been a daunting task, right But you would run into a teacher here or there who had his or her own Thing, like, I had a history teacher really into critical thought who totally busted out Pearl Harbor conspiracy theories And it didn t make up my whole education so of course there are portions I ha I thought for a second I d only give this four stars but, okay I was schooled by teachers who were for the most part trying really hard to achieve a multicultural education in Whiteland It must have been a daunting task, right But you would run into a teacher here or there who had his or her own Thing, like, I had a history teacher really into critical thought who totally busted out Pearl Harbor conspiracy theories And it didn t make up my w Confession time I ve been a bit of a snob when it comes to YA literature The idea that this type of writing was beneath me, not able to give me what I wanted from a story were my main excuses I m not going to say that YA fiction is ever going to replace literary adult fiction, but I will say that it has opened my eyes THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN is a magnificent read The story centers around Junior, a Spokane Indian, and his family who live on a reservation To be hone Confession time I ve been a bit of a snob when it comes to YA literature The idea that this type of writing was beneath me, not able to give me what I wanted from a story were my main excuses I m not going to say that YA fiction is ever going to replace literary adult fiction, but I will say that it has opened my eyes THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN is a magnificent read The story centers around Junior, a Spokane Indian, and his family who live on a reservation To be honest, I was leery coming into this book I had read FLIGHT and RESERVATION BLUES and INDIAN KILLER and THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN, and I was expecting little from this book Mainly I read it because it won the National Book Award But Sherman Alexie makes a very straightforward narrative electrifying Bein You can credit Junior with this much he s not a complainer Not really I mean, sure he was born with an enormous head, gigantic feet, crazy eyes, tenteeth than normal, a stutter, and a lisp but hey, have you ever seen the guy s cartoons They re great Junior isn t the most popular kid on his reservation but he does all right That is, until the day he snaps after finding his mother s maiden name in an old junky geometry book Oddly, the teacher he lobs the book in the face of is You can credit Junior with this much he s not a complainer Not really I mean, sure he was born with an enormous head, gigantic feet, crazy eyes, tenteeth than normal, a stutter, and a lisp but hey, have you ever seen the guy s cartoons They re great Junior isn t the most popular kid on his reservation but he does all right That is, until the day he snaps after finding his mother s maiden name in an old junky geometry book Oddly, the teacher he lobs the book in the face of isn t angry He just tells Junior in no uncertain terms that it would be in his own best interest to leave the reservation Some way, somehow, he has to get off and make something of himself Junior s no fool He s perfectly aware that leaving the rez will be seen as some kind of a betrayal to his friends and neighbors, but the next thing you know he s applied to Reardan Reardan is a rich, white In the same way that John Green and Jesse Andrews use humor to deal with heavy issues like cancer, Sherman Alexie uses a similar device to tackle a variety of difficult subjects He hits racism, bullying, addiction, death, poverty, and other topics all through his narrator s great sense of humor and his hilarious cartoons I don t read a ton of YA stuff although I sure have been lately , but I try to at least hit the highlights I think this is the best YA book I ve read since The Knife of Nev In the same way that John Green and Jesse Andrews use humor to deal Everyone on the rez calls me a retard about twice a day They call me a retard when they are pantsing me or stuffing my head in the toilet or just smacking me upside the head Do you know what happens to retards on the rez We get beat up At least one a month Yep, I belong to the Black Eye of the Month Club When you re 14 year old and treated like a leper.as much as being outdoors is where every kid wants to be.staying indoors feels safer So, mostly Arnold Junior Spirit hangs ou Everyone on the rez calls me a retard about twice a day They call me a retard when they are pantsing me or stuffing my head in the toilet or just smacking me upside the head Do you know what happens to retards on the rez We get beat up At least one a month Yep, I belong to the Black Eye of the Month Club When you re 14 year old and treated like a leper.as much as being outdoors is where every kid wants to be.staying indoors feels safer So, mostly Arnold Junior Spirit hangs out alone in his bedroom and reads books and draws cartoons He draws everyone around him his mom, dad, sister, grandmother, and best friend, Rowdy Junior had felt like an outcast from as far back as he could remember within his own tribe starting with some medical problems When he leaves the Spokane Indian reservation to attend an all white school 22 miles away he is still an outcast To choose not to drink alcohol or live a life of poverty is going against the grain on the reservation To be happy 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.


About the Author: Sherman Alexie

Sherman J Alexie, Jr., was born in October 1966 A Spokane Coeur d Alene Indian, he grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA, about 50 miles northwest of Spokane, WA Alexie has published 18 books to date Alexie is an award winning and prolific author and occasional comedian Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a modern Native American Sherman s best known works in Sherman J Alexie, Jr., was born in October 1966 A Spokane Coeur d Alene Indian, he grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA, about 50 miles northwest of Spokane, WA Alexie has published 18 books to date Alexie is an award winning and prolific author and occasional comedian Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a modern Native American Sherman s best known works include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Smoke Signals, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian He lives in Seattle, Washington


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