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Book Of The Week - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian By Sherman Alexie.

In his first book for young adults, bestselling author 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 heart-breaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experience and chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he seems destined to live.
The book is illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.