The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

(Grade recommendation: 7-10)

Young adolescent named Junior who lives a hard life on his Indian Reservation with his abusive best friend and a tough social life at school, decides to move to an all-white school with an Indian as their mascot. He enjoys his new life, making the school basketball team and getting a girlfriend, but still having to deal with people back home referring to him as a traitor

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