In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy.
'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman
Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Number of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 29 Jan 2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 238
Reviews"A gem of a book . . . may be Sherman Alexie's best work yet" * New York Times *
"It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks" * Guardian *
"Funny, frank and engaging" * Evening Standard *
"A remarkable tale that is sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages to come" * USA Today *
"Emotionally spring-loaded, linguistically gymnastic and devastatingly funny" * San Francisco Bay Guardian *