The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian



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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

A humourous coming-of-age graphic novel about love, friendship, teenage troubles (alcohol, sexuality, violence…) and intercultural contact. Junior is a 14-year old Native-American teenager who grows up in the Spokane Indian Reservation in the State of Washington. Being bullied because of his special needs, he decides to visit an all-white public high school off the reservation, where he first struggles, but finally makes new friends and even gains popularity among other students. During the first basketball match, Junior is confronted with the negative reactions of the people from his reservation…

The novel is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to the subject of Art and Sport.

/ · · 2007

Critical edition

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Andersen, 2015. 272 pp., ISBN 9781783442010

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt

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