Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a Native American author, poet, and filmmaker. He is known for his works that explore themes of contemporary Native American life, often with a mix of humor and poignancy. Some of his notable works include 'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven' and 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.'

Books

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  1. 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    The book is a semi-autobiographical novel that follows a Native American teenager who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school in a neighboring town. The protagonist grapples with his own identity, the perceptions and prejudices of his new classmates, and the harsh realities of life on the reservation. Throughout the story, he uses humor and his passion for drawing cartoons to navigate the challenges he encounters.

    The 2466th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. War Dances

    "War Dances" is a collection of short stories and poems that explore the lives of Native Americans in contemporary society. The narratives delve into various themes such as identity, culture, family, love, and loss. The stories are filled with humor, heartbreak, and wisdom, painting a vivid picture of the unique struggles and experiences faced by modern Native Americans.

    The 10922nd Greatest Book of All Time