“Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come.”
Sherman Alexie is an award-winning author of books for both children and adults, poet, and filmmaker. His works of children’s fiction include the picture book Thunder Boy Jr. and the National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
More about Sherman Alexie
More About Sherman Alexie
The Washington Post, April 2016
With ‘Thunder Boy Jr.,’ Sherman Alexie hopes to help correct a problem
PBS NewsHour, June 2016
Bringing diversity to children’s books
“This is a gem of a book….may be [Sherman Alexie’s] best work yet.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
EQT Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation