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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Based on the authors own experiences, this first young adult novel by bestselling author Alexie features poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney that reflect the characters art as it chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy attempting to break... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780316013680
Published 12 September 2007 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
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ISBN-13 9780316013680
ISBN-10 0316013684
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 12 September 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 350g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Race relations, Indian reservations, Diaries, Indians of North America - Washington (State), Spokane Indians
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 451025

Description of this Book

In his first book for young adults, 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 acclaimed artist 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Fiction & Poetry) 2008 -- Winner of National Book Awards (Young People's Lit.) 2007 -- Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 2008 -- Winner of California Young Reader Medal (Young Adult) 2010 -- Winner of Delaware Diamonds Award (High School) 2008

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Author's Bio

An award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and has been lauded by The Boston Globe as an important voice in American literature. Sherman Alexie is one of the most well known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His five works of fiction have received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and have been translated into eleven languages.

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