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The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Title

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Authors

Sherman Alexie

Illustrator

Ellen Forney

Publisher

Little, Brown

Pages

229 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780316013697

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Interracial; death of a sibling; death of a sister; death of a grandmother; interracial relationship

Annotation

Junior, who is already beaten up regularly for being a skinny kid in glasses, goes to the rich white school miles away. Now he's a traget there as well. How he survives all this is an absolute shining must-read and a triumph of the human spirit.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Native American

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 10 Books,2007; Best Children's Books of the Year,2008 Bank Street College of Education; Bulletin Blue Ribbons,2007 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books; Capitol Choices,2008 The Capitol Choices Committee; Choices,2008 Cooperative Children's Book Center; Horn Book Fanfare,2007 Horn Book; Kirkus Best Young Adult Books,2007 Kirkus; Kirkus Book Review Stars, July 15,2007; Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008,2008 H.W. Wilson Company; New York Times Notable Children's Books,2007 New York Times; Notable Books for a Global Society,2008 Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group IRA; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books,2007 Cahners; School Library Journal Best Books,2007 Cahners; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, September,2007 Cahners; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,2008 American Library Association; YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults,2008; 30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know,2015 Cooperative Children s Book Center; 50 Books about Peace and Social Justice,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Got Text Complexity? Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12,2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Great Middle School Reads,2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Made for Each Other: Exploring Topics through Fiction and NonFiction in Grades 6 - 12,2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners,2009 YALSA-ALA; Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners,2014 YALSA-ALA; School Stories: Selected K-12 Literature about the School Experience,2014 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Thickskinned, Thinskinned, The Skin I m In: Books about Bullying, Teasing, Relational Aggression and School Violence,2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2010 YALSA-ALA; Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth,2008 American Library Association; Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults,2009 American Library Association-YALSA; Capitol Choices,2009 The Capitol Choices Committee; California Young Reader Medal, 2009-2010; Nominee California; Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2008-2009; Nominee Georgia; West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA, 2009; Nominee Australia; Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2011; Nominee Illinois; Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2009; Nominee Colorado; Delaware Diamonds, 2008-2009; Nominee Delaware; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Indiana; Florida Teens Read, 2009-2010; Nominee Florida; Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2010; Nominee Arizona; Green Mountain Book Award, 2009-2010; Master List Vermont; Iowa Teen Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Iowa; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2009; Nominee Kentucky; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Pennsylvania; Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2009; Nominee Rhode Island; Sequoyah Book Award, 2010; Masterlist Oklahoma; Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Wyoming; South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2009-2010; Nominee South Carolina; Tayshas High School Reading List, 2008-2009; Texas; Volunteer State Book Award, 2009-2010; Nominee Tennessee; West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA, 2010; Nominee Australia; Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2008-2009; Wisconsin; Young Reader's Choice Award, 2010; Nominee Pacific Northwest; Young Adult Reading Program, 2009-2010; South Dakota; California Young Reader Medal, 2010 Winner California; American Indian Youth Literature Award, 2008 Winner United States; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2008 Winner United States; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2007 Honorable Mention United States; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2007 Honorable Mention United States; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2007 Winner United States; Cybils Awards, 2007 Finalist United States; Delaware Diamonds, 2009 Winner Delaware; Gold Inky, 2009 Shortlist Australia; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2007 Finalist United States; Mind the Gap Award, 2008 Winner United States; National Book Award, 2007 Winner United States; National Parenting Publications Award, 2007 Gold Book United States; Pacific Northwest Book Award, 2008 Winner Pacific Northwest; Thumbs Up! Award, 2008 Honor Book Michigan United States; American Booksellers Book Sense Book of the Year (ABBY) Award, 2008 Honor United States; Washington State Book Award, 2008 Winner Washington; Odyssey Award, 2009 Winner United States

Keywords

alcohol; Spokane Indians; basketball; school; bullying; reservation

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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