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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney.

Alexie, Sherman, 1966- (Author). Forney, Ellen. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 4 of 6 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

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Breckenridge Public Library Y ALE (Text) 33500012761458 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library Y ALE (Text) 33500012358172 Main Available -
Fertile Public Library Y ALE (Text) 33500012358131 Main Available -
Hawley Public Library Y ALE (Text) 33500012358156 Main Checked out 12/21/2018
Moorhead Public Library Y ALE (Text) 33500012358149 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y ALE (Text) 33500012358164 Main Checked out 12/22/2018
Roseau Public Library ya ALE (Text) 35500005697923 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316013697
  • ISBN: 9780316068208
  • ISBN: 9780316013680
  • ISBN: 0316013684
  • ISBN: 9781428764507
  • ISBN: 142876450X
  • ISBN: 9780316504041
  • Physical Description: 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note: MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 August #1
    Arnold Spirit, a goofy-looking dork with a decent jumpshot, spends his time lamenting life on the "poor-ass" Spokane Indian reservation, drawing cartoons (which accompany, and often provide more insight than, the narrative), and, along with his aptly named pal Rowdy, laughing those laughs over anything and nothing that affix best friends so intricately together. When a teacher pleads with Arnold to want more, to escape the hopelessness of the rez, Arnold switches to a rich white school and immediately becomes as much an outcast in his own community as he is a curiosity in his new one. He weathers the typical teenage indignations and triumphs like a champ but soon faces far more trying ordeals as his home life begins to crumble and decay amidst the suffocating mire of alcoholism on the reservation. Alexie's humor and prose are easygoing and well suited to his young audience, and he doesn't pull many punches as he levels his eye at stereotypes both warranted and inapt. A few of the plotlines fade to gray by the end, but this ultimately affirms the incredible power of best friends to hurt and heal in equal measure. Younger teens looking for the strength to lift themselves out of rough situations would do well to start here. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman has been named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and has been lauded by The Boston Globe as "an important voice in American literature." He is one of the most well known and beloved literary writers of his generation, with works such as The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Reservation Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.

Subject: Spokane Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Washington (State) > Juvenile fiction.
Indian reservations > Juvenile fiction.
Race relations > Juvenile fiction.
Spokane Indians > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Washington (State) > Fiction.
Indian reservations > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Diaries > Fiction.
Genre: Diary fiction.

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