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


By Sherman Alexie

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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.


  • 2007 National Book Award WinnerThe 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
    Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner
  • "This is a gem of a book....may be [Sherman Alexie's] best work yet."
    New York Times
  • * "Nimbly blends sharp with unapologetic emotion....fluid narration deftly mingles raw feelings with funny, sardonic insight."
    Kirkus, starred review
  • * "A Native American equivalent of Angela's Ashes."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come."
    USA Today
  • * "Realistic and fantastical and funny and tragic-all at the same time."
    VOYA, starred review
  • * "The line between dramatic monologue, verse novel, and standup comedy gets unequivocally-and hilariously and triumphantly-bent in this novel."
    Horn Book, starred review
  • * "Characters...are portrayed with compassion and verve....delivers a positive message in a low-key manner."
    School Library Journal, starred review

On Sale
Sep 12, 2007
Page Count
320 pages