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    In this book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, he writes about a boy name Arnold, who was born on the Spokane Indian reservation, with several medical problems. Also, he was bullied by everyone in the Indian reservation except his best friend Rowdy. Arnold always wanted to receive a better education then what he learn from the Indian reservation so he leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in town which he make that hard choice but to leave the…

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    Annotated Bibliography Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. New York: Little,Brown and Company, 2007, Print. Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is about a boy named Junior and how his family suffers from poverty whilst living in a reservation. After having a conversation with his teacher about how leaving the reservation would be best for him, he confronts his parents about switching to a better school off the rez, who decide…

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    by Sherman Alexie. Alexie believed this is what he was and will be. Sherman Alexie was a young Spokane Indian boy that lived on a reservation with the provided needs to live. His family was poor but still managed to obtain all of the necessary essentials. One thing that they had an abundance of was books. The father of Alexie was fascinated with reading, so Alexie thought that he should be too. With the knowledge Sherman obtained from these books, he was smart, arrogant, and lucky. Sherman…

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    also knew that love had only one purpose. I was trying to save my own life”(Alexie 18). The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me and Learning to Read both consist of stories recalling the author’s journey learning to read and using that knowledge to help their own race. The authors struggle with illiteracy but use learning to read as an escape from their troubles and it ends up becoming the answer to them. Alexie and Malcolm X contained a strong level of determination and persistence when…

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    the following two articles ‘Indian Education by Sherman Alexie and The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara. We will look at the separate ideas, themes or elements into a coherent new idea while comparing the articles. It is an in-depth understanding of the two core reading topics of importance to writer and the readers. The intended audience of the paper are the professor, instructor and my fellow coarse mate who are in the same struggle with me. The…

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    is about the author Sherman Alexie, an Indian boy growing up on the reservation and moving on to better his education. As a child he was bullied, both by other kids and even his teachers. His ability to learn was hindered by peoples’ inability to look past the color of his skin. Up until Alexie attended school at the farm town junior high at the beginning of his eighth grade year, his teachers had not given him the opportunity to truly learn to the best of his ability. Alexie went on to graduate…

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    In the story ¨Superman and Me¨ by Sherman Alexie, Alexie starts by talking about his father loving books and the way his family and other indians live in poverty with limited resources. He explains that his dad still bought tons of books because he loves books, so he was able to excel even when they did not have much money to get the resources. He then ties this concept into how education is what saved his life and could save many others lives if they try hard enough. Which helped develop his…

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    In the YouTube video called “PEN Banned Books Week Google Hangout on the Air with Sherman Alexie,” PEN representative Deji Olukotun and American Library Association Office Director Barbara Jones interview Sherman Alexie. This video highlights authors whose books have been banned; therefore, Sherman Alexie is a guest for this interview. Olukotun and Jones ask him a series of questions about his novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. In the interview, there are three intriguing…

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    Superman and Me,” Sherman Alexie begins sharing his experiences as a young and motivated reader. Like the title states, Alexie claims to have learned how to read on his own by picking up a Superman comic book. Alexie goes back to explain his earliest years as a Native American child living on a Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington state. As Alexie begins to describe his childhood, he states that he was poor, and that they lived paycheck to paycheck, and on government funding. Alexie then…

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    into the Inevitable' Shanti Swaroop Kandala Over the years I have always been asked that one question which probably everyone coming out of their family's highly established occupation would have been asked- "why haven't you taken up law?" As Sherman Alexie in his essay "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me" narrates that he learned to read with a superman comic book, I realized that I was interested in space when I was amused by flying objects. As a child, I was fortunate to find my…

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