The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sheman Alexie
2007 National Book Award Winner
Wanting to better his life, fourteen-year-old Junior, a teenager on the Spokane Indian reservation, begins attending a nearby all-white school. Regarded as a traitor by his own people, Junior struggles to make new friends as he adjusts to his new academic environment.
Based on the author’s own experiences, this first young adult novel by bestselling author Sherman Alexie features poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art as it chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy attempting to break away from the life he was destined to live.
Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15
Interest Level: Grades 7 – 10
Lexile Measure: 600L
Guided Reading: Z+
Book Type: Chapter Book
Genre: Comedy and Humor, Realistic Fiction