Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Genre: Semi-Autobiographical, Young-Adult
Release Date: 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book for Young Readers
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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Last month I thought I’d focus on reading banned and challenged books as September 21st – 27th is Banned Books Week.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a semi-autobiographical, young adult novel about Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white high school in a neighboring farm town and labeled a traitor by his tribe.
I picked this book for several reasons (1) it ranked in the top 10 of banned and challenged books (2) it’s a novel by an American Indian and (3) it sounded interesting. Continue reading