The Question and Answer section for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Penelope says she is making a political statement:to protest the treatment of the homeless in America. She says that she is going to trick or treat for change to donate to a homeless charity. Junior thinks quickly and says he is making a statement...
They both dress up as homeless people for Halloween.
Junior wants more education and choices. The reserve is a dead end for school and future success.