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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian
Sherman Alexie
Teen Fiction ALEXIE

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Summary: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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main characters Arnold Jr. Spirit
Age: 14
Wants desperately to escape the reservation; transfers to a public school 22 miles from home in a rich town; everyone on the rez see him as a traitor; at school most teachers and students project sterotypes onto him; alcoholism and self-destructive behaviors lead to the deaths of close relatives; Junior must separate from his tribe to preserve his identity.

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