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Story within a Book

By: Evelyn Mendez

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie was released in September 2007. The novel is narrated by the main character, Junior, who is a 14 year old boy living in the Spokane Indian reservation with his whole tribe. 298 more words


'Family Portrait' by Sherman Alexie

Family Portrait by Sherman Alexie, 1993

The magic trick:

Writing so well that certain sections of a story sing like a tight, little poem

Simple trick today, folks. 85 more words


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (aka The Absolutely Great Diary of Wonder)

Firstly, I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to my Online Aboriginal Studies teacher who got me to read this. It was such a great change from all the online articles and other things that have been read in the past. 434 more words

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer.  330 more words


Those Darn Kids!

Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.
–Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart (1915—1985)

Brandy Kissel, a junior at Mountain View High School in Meridian, Idaho managed to demonstrate a maturity and initiative lacking in her “elders”.   968 more words


President's Friday Letter, 5-1-15

I feel celebratory (and tired) today.  So many good things have happened this week.  Let’s review:

Sherman Alexie

He visited, the room was packed, so much good learning happened.  755 more words

Integrated Education

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

Junior is a Native American. He’s lived on the “rez” (reservation) all of his life. When he was born, he had “water on the brain”, his own poetic way of saying his brain was damaged. 206 more words

Realistic Fiction