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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Resources


Sherman Alexie Website

Official website of the author.

Spokane Indians

The official website for the Spokane Indians.

Resources on the Spokane Indians

The website for the Wellpinit School District provides a list of useful links on Spokane culture, including the history of the Spokane Indians, some of their myths and legends, and more.

Ellen Forney Website

Have a look at the site of artist and illustrator Ellen Forney.

Modern American Poetry

Alexie isn't only a novelist, he's also a poet. Check out this website from the University of Illinois, which provides a bio of Alexie and scholars' thoughts on his work.


A very brief bio of Alexie, plus links to some of his poetry.


"Off the Rez," Bruce Barcott, The New York Times

A review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from 2007.

"Absolutely Fabulous," Jami Attenberg, PRINT

A review of Alexie's book and Ellen Forney's drawings from the design magazine PRINT.

"I'm Y.A. and I'm O.K." Margo Rabb, The New York Times

Margo Rabb talks to Sherman Alexie and others about what it means to write young adult fiction.


Sherman Alexie Reads Part-Time Indian

Alexie reading a portion of his book.

Alexie Accepts National Book Award for Part-Time Indian

Alexie's acceptance speech at the National Book Awards. Tip: he gets on stage after the 4:35 minute mark!

Sherman Alexie Talk in Tulsa

Sherman Alexie describes his real-life decision to switch schools as a teenager.


"Absolutely True Diary," Allen Cheuse, NPR

NPR review of Alexie's book first broadcast in October 2007.

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