The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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 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.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie’s YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, receiving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Storyteller

Storyteller

Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book that blends original short stories and poetry influenced by the traditional oral tales that she heard growing up.
Me and Mine

Me and Mine

An energetic Hopi woman emerges from a traditional family background to embrace the more conventional way of life in American today.
Ceremony

Ceremony

Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing.
A Navajo Legacy

A Navajo Legacy

Holiday describes how, at an early age, he began an apprenticeship with his grandfather to learn the Blessing Way ceremony.
No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Throughout her life this remarkable woman has held to the best in Hopi culture and has fought to maintain it in the lives of her students.

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