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;#39;s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character;#39;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. Lexile Measure:/ 600L Copyright 2007. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover. 230 pages.