Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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More informationNational Book Award winner Sherman Alexie delivers a captivating, semi-autobiographical account of one Spokane Indian’s struggle against incredible obstacles. Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then—convinced his future lies off the rez—the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.
“… delivers a positive message …”—School Library Journal, starred review