The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (National Book Award Winner)


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A New York Times bestseller--over one million copies sold!
A National Book Award winner
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner

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 black-and-white interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Author: Sherman Alexie
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/12/2007
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.96lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780316013680
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 117771 / Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Award: National Book Awards - Winner
Award: Tayshas Reading - Commended
Award: American Indian Youth Literature Award - Winner
Award: L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Honor Book
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers - Nominee
Award: Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Nominee
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Sequoyah Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee
Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Nominee
Award: Delaware Diamonds Award - Winner
Award: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Nominee
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Iowa Teen Award - Nominee
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Recommended
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist
Award: Florida Teens Read - Nominee
Award: Washington State Book Award - Winner


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 07/15/2007 pg. 723
Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2007 pg. 233 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Publishers Weekly 08/20/2007 pg. 70
Booklist 08/01/2007 pg. 61
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2007 pg. 563
School Library Journal 09/01/2007 pg. 190
Kliatt 09/01/2007 pg. 6
Entertainment Weekly 10/19/2007 pg. 131
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2007 pg. 72 - Recommended
New York Times Book Review 11/11/2007 pg. 39
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/05/2007 pg. 36
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/02/2007 pg. 59
People Weekly 12/24/2007 pg. 55
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2007 pg. 33
Voya Top Ten Bks for Y/A 04/01/2008 pg. 7
ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/2008 pg. 1
Entertainment Weekly 09/04/2015 pg. 45

About the Author
A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citations. He lives in Seattle. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father.

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