Mr. Alexie, I am a high school English Teacher in Hood River, OR and one of my classes is reading The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian in our class right now, we had a few questions about the book we would love to hear from you.
We feel that you do a really wonderful job of portraying life on the reservation and wanted to thank you for bringing a very honest, yet still humorous approach to it.
How similar was your upbringing to that of Junior?
Was he very closely based on your own experiences or is he, and Rowdy for that matter, more of a composite of different people you knew growing up?
What made you want to make a Junior a cartoonist?
What inspired you to write The Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian?
We are listening to you live in class right now!
Thanks, Klahre House 1st period Language Arts Class
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