The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

Illustrations by Ellen Forney

First Release:

November 2007

ISBN: 9780316013680

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.

  • ISBN: 9780316013680
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Little, Brown
    Page Count: 256
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4, Points: 6
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 3.3, Points: 13
    Lexile: Level: 600L
    Awards & Honors: Winner of the 2007 National Book Award , 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults , Book Sense - Book of the Year Award 2008, Children 's Literature , Book Sense Children 's Picks - Fall 2007 , Winner of the 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Fiction & Poetry , The Bulletin of the Center for Children 's Books, Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2007 , Horn Book Fanfare List - Best Books of 2007, Fiction , Kirkus Reviews - Best Young Adult Books 2007 , Publishers Weekly - Best Children 's Books 2007, Children 's Fiction , School Library Journal - Best Books 2007 , 2008 Boston Globe-Horn BookAward, Fiction & Poetry
    Genre: Realistic fiction.
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