The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

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“The national Book Award-nominated Diary is a remarkable tale that is sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come.” from USA Today. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, written by Sherman Alexie, is a story about a Native American boy named Arnold Spirit’s life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. It’s a diary written in first person, talks about Junior’s (Arnold Sprint) decision and experiences. Including leaving the high school in his reservation and going to an all-white school in Reardan. Even though this book has been classified as a Young Adult Novel, it has been banned in some school district across the United States. I’m against the idea of banning this book. I think people should be banning it only in middle school, but not high school. Because there were some inappropriate words used in this book. Since the main character is 14, I think that this book should be read by people who are older than 14 years. This book addresses racism, it talks about how racists white people are toward Native Americans. It is told by an Indian boy so we can learn to look at the issue in a different perspective and actually understands them, instead of being racist. Due to racism, the white people identify Indians as the group of people who feels as much pain as the white on the reservation. And they provide less service for the Indians. “But the Indian Health Service funded major dental work only once a year, our white dentist believed that Indians…

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