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

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With his first foray into teen literature, acclaimed author Sherman Alexie packs a punch in this absorbing novel about a Native American boy searching for a brighter future. At once humorous and stirring, Alexie's novel follows Junior, a resident of the Spokane reservation who transfers out of the reservation's school -- and into a nearby rich, all-white farm school -- in order to nurture his desire to become a cartoonist. Junior encounters resistance there, a backlash at home, and numerous family problems -- all the while relaying his thoughts and feelings via amusing descriptions and drawings. Having already garnered a National Book Award for Young Adult Literature, this moving look at race and growing up is definitely one to pick up

I had only heard good things about this book. As you may know Banned Books Week ended on October 1st and this was one of the books on my list that I did not get to during that week. Even though I do own a copy of the physical book I decided to c…