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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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$15.99 US | $20.99 CAN
Available April 1, 2009

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 12 & up
  • Grade Level: 7-17
  • Pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316013697
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  About The Book

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 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 thought he was destined to live.

AWARDS:

NYPL Books for the Teen Age 2008
2008 Notables Books for a Global Society
Kliatt Editor's Choice, Best of 2007's Hardcover YA Fiction
2007 PW "Off the Cuff" Awards: Favorite YA Novel, Favorite Book to Handsell (honorable mention), Hottest Selling Book to Go Out of Stock (honorable mention)
ALA 2008 Best Books for Young Adults
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2007
2007 ABC Best Books for Children
Cleveland Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens 2007
BCCB Blue Ribbon Winner
2007 Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year
The New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2007 (children's books)
2007 Kirkus Reviews Best YA Books
2007 National Book Award Winner
2007 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2007 Amazon.com's Best Books of the Year
2007 Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year
2007 NAPPA Gold Award
2008 PNBA Book Award Winner
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner





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AWARDS:

2007 National Book Award Winner

The New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2007 (children's books)
NYPL Books for the Teen Age 2008
2007 PW "Off the Cuff" Awards: Favorite YA Novel, 
2007 Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year
2007 Kirkus Reviews Best YA Books 
2007 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2007 Publishers Weekly's Best Books 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."



  Author

Alexie, Sherman (1013050)

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.



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