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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is one of several semi-autobiographical works by Sherman Alexie. Read some of the other works in which Alexie draws heavily from his own experiences as a Native American, including his novels Reservation Blues and Flight his short story collections The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Blasphemy and his film Smoke Signals.

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve's short story "The Medicine Bag" also tells a story about a young modern-day Native American boy and his experiences.

Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese is not about Native American life. However, like The Absolutely True Diary, American Born Chinese deals with the experiences...

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