The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By Sherman Alexie
Illustrators Pictures by Ellen Forney Publisher Little, Brown Imprint Little, Brown ISBN


Awards and Honors Winner of the 2007 National Book Award | 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults | <I>Book Sense</I> – Book of the Year Award 2008, Children’s Literature | <I>Book Sense</I> Children’s Picks – Fall 2007 | <I>Winner of the 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book</I> Award, Fiction & Poetry | The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2007 | <I>Horn Book</I> Fanfare List – Best Books of 2007, Fiction | <I>Kirkus Reviews</I> – Best Young Adult Books 2007 | <I>Publishers Weekly</I> – Best Children’s Books 2007, Children’s Fiction | <I>School Library Journal</I> – Best Books 2007 | 2008 <I>Boston Globe-Horn Book</I>Award, Fiction & Poetry

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse,Language: Mild Language,Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur,Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes,Violence: Mild Violence

The Wellpinit reservation is a rough place to grow up, but to Arnold, it's home. So he feels torn when he begins attending an affluent high school off the reservation. Things only get worse when Arnold's new basketball team returns to play the team from Wellpinit, and he must face his best friend and all his former teammates on the court. Could the crowd really be booing him? "I felt like one of those Indian scouts who led the U.S. Cavalry against other Indians." Illustrated with Arnold's cartoon drawings. Winner of the 2007 National Book Award and the 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.
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