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Sherman Alexie

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the-Absolutely-True-Diary-Part-Time-Indian-sherman-alexie_UPDATEFUTUREJunior Leaves his reservation home for the unknown at a white high schoolSpokane ReservationIs home to family, powwows, poverty, and forgotten dreamsAthleticsRepresent competition and emphasize Juniors differences from othersReardan High School Is the setting for privilege, prejudice, and hopeHOMEAlcoholRepresents the struggles of Juniors family and tribeArt & BooksSymbolize the expansion of Juniors life past expectationsThemesViolence & MasculinityMen prove themselves through action and fights.PovertyOn the reservation, people struggle to make a living.Race & AssimilationJunior tries to succeed without losing his heritage.Family & CommunityJuniors family endures change and loss but stays together.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indianby the NumbersYear The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian topped the list of most challenged books in the United States 2014Age Alexie was when he published his first piece of poetry and quit drinking~24Years Alexie held the World Heavyweight Poetry” title4Times per month Junior says he gets beaten up 1Main CharactersFriendshipFamilyRowdyStrong, angry, principled athleteJuniorYoung, bright, aspiring artist DadHeavy drinker; loving and creativeMomIntelligent, caring reader MarySmart, aimless teenagerSources: The Guardian, Poetry FoundationCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Narrator, Chapter 1draw because words are too unpredictable. I draw because words are too limited.Alexie wears many hats: poet, performer, filmmaker, and award-winning novelist. He grew up, like Junior, a lonely kid on Washingtons Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexies work is known for irony, dark humor, formal innovation, and honest portrayals of American Indian life.AuthorSHERMAN ALEXIEBORN 1966Arnold Spirit Jr., or Juniorto his family, wants to escape his American Indian tribal reservation and become a cartoonist. He enrolls in a new school with confusing rules, where kids don’t get in fistfights, have money to spare, and are all white. Rejected by American Indian friends and white classmates, nerdy Junior makes his own way.Forging His Own PathOVERVIEW & SYMBOLSSherman Alexie2007EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianFiction

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