The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Based on the author's own experiences, Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, this story chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. Books will be available at the Reference Desk; for more information, call 801-337-2632.