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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Summary of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Introduction to Sherman Alexie
Image by Tom Mooring
Bullied and beat up for having a huge head
Were called "The Globe"
Were pocked on the head
In Reardan got bullied for being a Indian
Got beat up often until punched Roger (the bully) on the face
Relevant Elements of Sherman Alexie's Biography
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Relevant Elements
Sherman Alexie's Biography and The Absloulty True Dairy of a Part-Time Indian
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Facts About Sherman Alexie
Hydrocephalus
(Water on the Brain)
Bulling
Poverty
Family
Alcohol
Education on the reservation
Education in Reardan
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Were born with hydrocephalus
Went through a brain operation at the age of 6 months
Were not accepted to survive but did
Hydrocephalus caused Sherman and Arnold to have a huge head and had to wear glasses at the age of three
Got seizures
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Arnold got 42 teeth (Ten more than normal)

Lived with a mother, father, grandmother and sibling(s)
Grandmother, Sister and dad's Friend died
Everyone lost hope and never got to fulfill their dreams
Arnold had one sister
Sherman had 5 siblings
Other people also died in Sherman's life (father, mother and brother's 5 friends etc)
Father an alcoholic
Cause the death of the sister, grandmother and dad's friend
Sister died in a

trailer that was on fire, grandmother in a car accident and dad's friend was shot
Sherman started to drink when he went to university but stopped after he was robbed
Cause for having not as good education at reservation
Cause for everyone’s lose of hope and dreams on the reservation
Sherman/Arnold dog was shot because they didn’t have enough money to take care of it
Sometimes was forced to walk 20 miles to Reardan because they didn't have enough money for gas money
Sometimes had no lunch money


• Not as good
• Gave students a less chance of a good future
• Students had to use the text books their parents used
• All the students have lost hope and have no dreams
• Everyone was a Indian
• Both went the school Wellpinit
• Both left he reservation school to get a better education
• Arnold left the reservation school because he threw a text book on his teacher
• Sherman was tired of going to the reservation school and wanted to do better things in life (just came home and said “I gotta get out of here”)
• Good education
• No one is poor
• Everyone with hope and dreams
• Both got good grades
• Both were a star basketball player
• Both were the only Indian except the school mascot
• Both had difficulties in fitting in with others

• Sherman was the class president and the team captain for basketball
• Got a scholarship
• A way for Sherman to have a good future and be who is today
• Loves to reading
• Read all the books at the Wellpinit school library
• Wanted to be a doctor until he fainted three times in human anatomy class
• Went to Gonzaga University but then transferred to Washington State University
• Has two sons

About Arnold who lives on the Spokane Indian reservation
To obtain a better education, Arnold decides to transfer to an all white school outside of the reservation called Reardan
Faces differentiates in fitting in with others and becomes lonely
After sometime Arnold manages to fit in with everyone and makes friends
A native american writer, poet, performer and filmmaker
Born on October 7, 1966 with hydrocephalus.
Sherman wrote many books and won many awards
Such as, the National Book Award for People’s Literature and the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship.
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• Arnold’s dog was shot by his dad and Sherman’s was shot by his uncle
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Bibliography
Information
http://www.pshares.org/read/article-detail.cfm?intArticleID=5027

http://books.google.ca/books?id=BPGA3dWRjmcC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=sherman+alexie+siblings&source=bl&ots=FRgwSjwnt_&sig=mNlseXnSgHSpiZBqiX-2Gxn0S4c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=X8XEUqbOKqWOyAGo0YGwDw&ved=0CFIQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=sherman%20alexie%20siblings&f=false

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sherman-alexie

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/may/03/featuresreviews.guardianreview13

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v35n2/blasingame.html

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/alexie/bio.htm
Introduction to Sherman Alexie and Relevant Elements:
Facts:
http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/sherman-alexie.html

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/sherman_alexie/biography.php

http://salempress.com/Store/samples/survey_american_lit/survey_american_lit_alexie.htm
Pictures


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http://img.wonderhowto.com/img/97/25/63475029135489/0/book-review-absolutely-true-diary-part-time-indian-by-sherman-alexie.w654.jpg

http://impossibletoputdown.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/mygrandmother.jpg

http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/polopoly_fs/1.629080.1379522823!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_563/trailer-fire.jpg

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