The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Trickster: Trickster Discourse in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian

Author: Madeleine Crois

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You are one thing yet you are another. This is a feeling many people experience on a daily base; the feeling of being a paradox in its own right. Arnold Spirit Junior, protagonist in Sherman Alexies The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, feels this way as well. On top of this, he also needs to deal with changing schools, and in order to be able to do this, he needs to change himself. I belief that he used the idea of the Native American trickster figure to do this. Because through all of my research I have concluded that the trickster is a paradox in its own terms. It is a god who creates the world and it is a human who makes mistakes. Yet the trickster is much more than that, and so is Junior.

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Literature Help: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Author: Students' Academy

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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Category: Fiction

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The story describes Arnold’s life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is encouraged by a high school teacher to attend an all white public high school in the off-reservation town of Reardan, Washington. There are altogether 65 comic illustrations in the novel. These comic illustrations sometimes serve as punch-lines which the plot is unfolding and Arnold’s character is being described. The major themes or subjects which the novel explores are poverty, alcohol, bullying, violence, and homosexuality. Literature Help: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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The 10th anniversary edition of Sherman Alexie's National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel--bonus content included! Sherman Alexie, in his first book for young adults, tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, beautifully written, semi-autobiographical, and coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will continue to make a lasting impression for many years to come. Bonus content to include an author's note, deleted scenes, and more!

Novel Unit for the Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Author: Middle School Novel Units Inc.

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Education

Page: 64

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This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Guide for Teachers

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Author: John Pennington

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Page: 44

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The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is divided into two sections. Section one is the teacher section which consists of vocabulary and activities. Section two holds all of the student pages, including assessments and graphic organizers. Now available! Student Workbooks! Find them on Amazon.com Look for bound print editions on Amazon.com PDF versions can be found on Teacherspayteachers.com

The Diary of a Vanishing Indian

Arnold Spirit's Assimilation in Sherman Alexie's YA Novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Valerie Alexandra Cato

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Category: American literature

Page: 50

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Author's Abstract: This thesis provides an overview of the current ongoing debates regarding Indian autobiographies and their relevance to Sherman Alexie's Young Adult novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The introduction and subsequent chapters provide a background on Indian autobiographies and present a critical reading of Alexie's text, arguing that, just as Indian autobiographies address the stereotype of the vanishing Indian, Alexie's Absolutely True Diary deals with the theme of the vanishing Indian. Over the course of the novel, the reader witnesses the increasing loss of Arnold's activism in his Indian culture. The thesis also discusses the bicultural aspect present in Indian autobiographies. This factor has led autobiographical scholars to consider these works abject due to the fact that they cannot be seriously considered as authentically Indian life stories. Likewise, Arnold's collaboration with whites at Reardan calls into question how Indian Arnold's autobiography is at the conclusion of his diary. This thesis argues that Arnold's finished diary indicates that Arnold's thinking about Indians remains consistent with the manner in which whites regard Indians. As a result, the pattern of the vanishing Indian seen in Indian autobiographies is evident in Alexie's novel as illustrated by Arnold's assimilation into white society.

Teacher Guide and Novel Unit for the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Lessons on Demand

Author: John Pennington

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 44

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The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is divided into two sections. Section one is the teacher section which consists of vocabulary and activities. Section two holds all of the student pages, including assessments and graphic organizers. Now available! Student Workbooks! Find them on Amazon.com Look for bound print editions on Amazon.com PDF versions can be found on Teacherspayteachers.com