by Sherman Alexie; Ellen ForneyBook : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school  |  1st ed
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Searing insight into Native American lifestyle   (about 3 weeks ago)
This is an amazing fictionalized account of a teenaged Native American boy who decides to go to the "white" high school of off his reservation. It's an emotional novel that provides a...
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If he can do it, what have I got to complain about?   (2008-09-10)
I'm actually tempted to add this to my "biography" shelf as well because this story is so close to how Sherman Alexie described his own life when I heard him speak a few years ago at the PLA conference in Seattle. It's a funny, poignant book about a Spokane Indian teenager who decides to buck...
Washington Reads (Summer 2008) Selection   (2008-08-22)
Alexie’s first novel for young adults is a coming-of-age novel that will make you laugh while it breaks your heart. With wit and humor, it chronicles Junior’s attempts to rise above the expectations people have for him, in Wellpinit and Reardon, Sherman’s hometowns. Already...