The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316219303
Language: en
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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, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316219303
Language: en
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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, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2009
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Pages: 236
ISBN: 312578042X
Language: en
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Arnold "Junior" Spirit, 14 Jahre alt, intelligent, witzig und selbsternannter "retard" will etwas aus seinem Leben machen. Als Bewohner eines Indianerreservats wäre es allerdings sehr, sehr ungewöhnlich, wenn es ihm gelingen würde. Er entscheidet sich also, sein Leben zu ändern, indem er die Schule wechselt. Seine neue Schule ist voller erfolgreicher weisser Kids, dessen Jungs ihn erst mal alle zusammenschlagen wollen. Aber Arnold wehrt sich, und ausserdem entdeckt er ein Talent für Basketball ... und für Mädchen ... (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Hattie Big Sky

Hattie Big Sky
Author: Kirby Larson
Release: 2007-12-26
Editor: Yearling
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780375846410
Language: en
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This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier. For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim. Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove. Her quest to make a home is championed by new neighbors Perilee Mueller, her German husband, and their children. For the first time in her life, Hattie feels part of a family, finding the strength to stand up against Traft Martin’s schemes to buy her out and against increasing pressure to be a “loyal” American at a time when anything—or anyone—German is suspect. Despite daily trials, Hattie continues to work her uncle’s claim until an unforeseen tragedy causes her to search her soul for the real meaning of home. This young pioneer's story is lovingly stitched together from Kirby Larson’s own family history and the sights, sounds, and scents of homesteading life. AN AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED TO 13 STATE AWARD LISTS "A marvelous story about courage, loyalty, perseverance, and the meaning of home." --Newbery Award-Winning Author Karen Cushman

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
Author: Meg Cabot
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061958465
Language: en
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The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn’t have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance? The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

The Words in My Hands

The Words in My Hands
Author: Asphyxia
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Annick Press
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781773215303
Language: en
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Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.

Blasphemy

Blasphemy
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780802194060
Language: en
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Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades have established him as a star in contemporary American literature. A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in Blasphemy, where he unites twelve beloved classics with twelve new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World,” and his most recent, “War Dances.” Alexie’s twelve new stories are fresh and quintessential, about amateur and donkey basketball leagues, extreme hoarding, lethal wind turbines, marriage, and all species of contemporary warriors in America today. An indispensable collection of new and classic stories, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Sherman Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.

War Dances

War Dances
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781480457225
Language: en
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The bestselling, award-winning author’s “fiercely freewheeling collection of stories and poems about the tragicomedies of ordinary lives” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, War Dances blends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written. Ordinary men stand at the threshold of profound change, from a story about a famous writer caring for a dying but still willful father, to the tale of a young Indian boy who learns to value his own life by appreciating the deaths of others. Perceptions change, too, as “Another Proclamation” casts a shadow over Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and “Invisible Dog on a Leash” limns the heartbreak of shattered childhood illusions. And nostalgia for antiquated technology is tenderly rendered in “Ode to Mix Tapes” and “Ode for Pay Phones.” With his versatile voice, Alexie explores love, betrayal, fatherhood, alcoholism, and art in this spirited, soulful, and endlessly entertaining collection, transcending genre boundaries to create something truly unique. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781480457201
Language: en
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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist: A “stellar collection” of stories about navigating life off the reservation, filled with laughter and heartbreak (People). In these lyrical, affectionate tales from the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, characters navigate the crossroads of culture, battle stereotypes, and find themselves through everything from politics to basketball. Richard, the narrator of “Lawyer’s League,” grows up in Seattle, the son of “an African American giant who played defensive end for the University of Washington Huskies” and “a petite Spokane Indian ballerina.” A woman is caught in a restaurant when a suicide bomb goes off in “Can I Get a Witness.” And Estelle Walks Above (née Estelle Miller), studies her way off the Spokane Indian Reservation and goes on to both enjoy and resent the company of the white women of Seattle—who see her as a shamanic genius, and look to her for guidance on everything from sex and fashion to spirituality. These and the other “warm, revealing, invitingly roundabout stories” in Ten Little Indians run the gamut from earthy wit to sobering emotional truth, mapping the outer reaches of the human heart (The New York Times Book Review). From a New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author, these tales, “rambunctious and exuberant, bristle with an edgy and mordant humor” (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Root Cellar

The Root Cellar
Author: Janet Lunn
Release: 1996
Editor: Turtleback Books
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0606034390
Language: en
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Twelve-year-old orphan Rose, sent to live with unknown relatives on a farm in Canada, ventures into her aunt's root cellar and finds herself making friends with people who lived on the farm more than a century earlier.

Keeper n Me

Keeper n Me
Author: Richard Wagamese
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Anchor Canada
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780385693257
Language: en
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When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. Having skirted the urban underbelly once too often by age 20, he finds himself thrown in jail. While there, he gets a surprise letter from his long-forgotten native family. The sudden communication from his past spurs him to return to the reserve following his release from jail. Deciding to stay awhile, his life is changed completely as he comes to discover his sense of place, and of self. While on the reserve, Garnet is initiated into the ways of the Ojibway--both ancient and modern--by Keeper, a friend of his grandfather, and last fount of history about his people's ways. By turns funny, poignant and mystical, Keeper'n Me reflects a positive view of Native life and philosophy--as well as casting fresh light on the redemptive power of one's community and traditions.

Conversations with Sherman Alexie

Conversations with Sherman Alexie
Author: Nancy J. Peterson
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1604732806
Language: en
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A collection of interviews ranging from1993 to 2007 feature the author speaking about the themes and ideas behind his novels, screenplays, and poetry collections.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Novel Units Teacher Guide

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Novel Units Teacher Guide
Author: Linda Herman,Novel Units
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Novel Units, Incorporated
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1608780961
Language: en
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Silent Striker

Silent Striker
Author: Pete Kalu
Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: HopeRoad
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781908446398
Language: en
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Marcus is the best player in his football team. He's actually so good that there's a very real chance he'll be signed by Manchester United. But when he discovers he may be losing his hearing, his whole world falls to pieces and he finds himself having to put them back together on his own. But is this feeling of isolation real or just a consequence of his own behaviour? While dealing with parents, friends and first girlfriends, Marcus gradually understands that accepting the help of others is ultimately an acceptance of self. A novel about friendship and family, The Silent Striker explores the issue of disability, and deafness, and the different ways in which we can choose to handle it. ‘ I enjoyed reading the book from the beginning to the end. YA fiction for all ages’ Assia Shahin - blogger. ‘An amazing book and it would benefit people, whether they are hard of hearing or not. (Robert Murrell, age 13, profoundly deaf and wears hearing aids. (Reviewed for the National Deaf Children Society) ‘Full to the brim with the joy, heartache and passion for the beautiful game.’ (Carnegie Medal winner Melvin Burgess) ‘A strong inspirational story about human aspiration.’ (Commonwealth Writers’ Prize shortlisted Jacob Ross) ‘Touching, funny and well tackled!’ (Muli Amaye, novelist) ‘A story that takes you through every emotion a young schoolboy goes through.’ ( Dotun Adebayo, BBC Radio 5) 'The Silent Striker scores! There are hundreds of books about the beautiful game and The Silent Striker is near the top of the table. A brilliantly realised young adult novel. The Silent Striker is moving, funny and uplifting. A must read!' (Rodney Hinds, the VOICE Newspaper) ‘Marcus' battles to contain his temper against petty school authority and casual racism; his passion for football; his gradual acceptance of his disability are vividly and engagingly portrayed in this un-showy but moving urban story.’

Not If I See You First

Not If I See You First
Author: Eric Lindstrom
Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Poppy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316259811
Language: en
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In the tradition of novels of Gayle Forman and John Green comes this extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school. Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart. When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react--shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken. Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, debut author Eric Lindstrom's Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.

Street Without a Name

Street Without a Name
Author: Kapka Kassabova
Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781742539003
Language: en
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After years on the outside, Bulgaria has finally made it into the EU club, but beyond the clichés about undrinkable plonk, cheap property, and assassins with poison-tipped umbrellas, the country remains a largely unknown quantity. Born on the muddy outskirts of Sofia, Kapka Kassabova grew up under Communism, got away just as soon as she could, and has loved and hated her homeland in equal measure ever since. In this illuminating and entertaining memoir, Kapka revisits Bulgaria and her own muddled relationship to it, travelling back to the scenes of her childhood, sampling its bizarre tourist sites, uncovering its centuries' old history of bloodshed and blurred borders, and capturing the absurdities and idiosyncrasies of her own and her country's past. Also available as an eBook

Lost Spring

Lost Spring
Author: Anees Jung
Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin Group
Pages: 150
ISBN: UCAL:B4964236
Language: en
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Case studies of economically disadvantaged children and their labor in different Indian industries.

Flight

Flight
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781480457218
Language: en
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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 through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, “he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. . . . Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes” (The New York Times Book Review). Sherman Alexie’s acclaimed novels have turned a spotlight on the unique experiences of modern-day Native Americans, and here, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian takes a bold new turn, combining magical realism with his singular humor and insight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Sherman Alexie including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Thunder Boy Jr

Thunder Boy Jr
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316271066
Language: en
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From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son. Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn't want to share a name. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Little Thunder thinks all hope is lost, dad picks the best name...Lightning! Their love will be loud and bright, and together they will light up the sky.

Vermeer in Bosnia

Vermeer in Bosnia
Author: Lawrence Weschler
Release: 2005-07-12
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9780679777403
Language: en
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There are writers who specialize in the strange and others whose genius is to find the strangeness in the familiar, the unexpected meanings in stories we thought we knew. Of that second category, Lawrence Weschler is the master. Witness the pieces in this splendidly disorienting collection, spanning twenty years of his career and the full range of his concerns–which is to say, practically everything. Only Lawrence Weschler could reveal the connections between the twentieth century’s Yugoslav wars and the equally violent Holland in which Vermeer created his luminously serene paintings. In his profile of Roman Polanski, Weschler traces the filmmaker’s symbolic negotiations with his nightmarish childhood during the Holocaust. Here, too, are meditations on artists Ed Kienholz and David Hockney, on the author’s grandfather and daughter, and on the light and earthquakes of his native Los Angeles. Haunting, elegant, and intoxicating, Vermeer in Bosnia awakens awe and wonder at the world around us.