In his first book for young adults, New York Times 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 reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, this timeless novel chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences has made a lasting impression for the past ten years of publication.
A National Book Award Winner
A New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the year A NYPL Book for the Teen Age A PW "Off the Cuff" Award Winner A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly's Best Book of the Year A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner
"This is a gem of a book....may be [Sherman Alexie's] best work yet."
—New York Times
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 Reservoir Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.