The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Score: 3.5
From 522 Ratings

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219303


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Description :

Bestselling author Sherman 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, Junior 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, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, a...

Reservation Blues
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Reservation Blues


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480457171


Reservation Blues Book Description :

Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie’s brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock ’n’ roll, and redemption Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter. It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire’...

Ask the Passengers
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Ask the Passengers


  • Author : A.S. King
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316214537


Ask the Passengers Book Description :

Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl. As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connectio...

We Should Hang Out Sometime
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

We Should Hang Out Sometime


  • Author : Josh Sundquist
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-12-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316251013


We Should Hang Out Sometime Book Description :

From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures. When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss Amer...

Flight
Score: 4
From 76 Ratings

Flight


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480457218


Flight Book Description :

From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy’s trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old “Zits” has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he’s felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he’s never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey th...

Brazen
Score: 5
From 8 Ratings

Brazen


  • Author : Pénélope Bagieu
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250307354


Brazen Book Description :

2019 Eisner Award Winner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies. This title has Common Core connections....

You Don t Have to Say You Love Me
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

You Don t Have to Say You Love Me


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316270762


You Don t Have to Say You Love Me Book Description :

The Instant New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so despera...

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1998-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0785769498


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Description :

Offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation...

Stone Cold
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Stone Cold


  • Author : Robert Swindells
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0141368993


Stone Cold Book Description :

Stone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. A tense thriller plot is combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. Link, aged 17, is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, another homeless youngster. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and she's prepared to use herself as bait ... The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big ...

The Killing of Crazy Horse
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Killing of Crazy Horse


  • Author : Thomas Powers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375714306


The Killing of Crazy Horse Book Description :

Investigates the enigmatic Native American figure, assessing critical battles attributed to his leadership within a context of the Great Sioux Wars, exploring the relationships between the Lakota Sioux and other tribes and analyzing the subjugation of North Plains Native Americans. Reprint....