The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By: Alexis Sherman

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By: Alexis Sherman

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  • After school
  • I want to transfer to Reardan tomorrow.
  • You'll be the first to leave the rez this way.
  • We can't afford to move there.
  • Tells Rowdy the plan
  • I'm transferring to Reardan tomorrow.
  • Heading to Reardan
  • You don't have to do this.
  • I'm scared...
  • Junior tells his parents he wants to transfer schools because his geometry teacher, Mr.P, tells him to leave the rez. His parents know it's difficult but still support his decision. He decides to not wait and start Reardan the next day.
  • Arrives at Reardan
  • Junior tells his best friend, Rowdy, that he will be moving to Reardan High School tomorrow. At first, Rowdy doesn't believe him then realizes he's being serious. Rowdy then punches Junior and leaves very angry.
  • Meets the staff
  • I'm late... I better hurry.
  • Welcome to Reardan High School. 
  • Juniors shares his feelings with his his dad about leaving the rez and going back. His dad lets him know that white people aren't better than him. He encourages him to stay strong because he's a brave warrior.
  • Begins new experience
  • Penelope.
  • His name is
  • My name is Junior.
  • He arrives at Reardan and stands in front of the school for a while, looking at all the white students being dropped off. Junior observes the students while they stared at him as if he was Bigfoot or a UFO,
  • This is the opposite of the rez.
  • Junior enters the school and walks to the office. He meets the Secretary, Melinda, who gives him his schedule and shows him the way. She lets him know who his teacher is and tells him to hurry because he's late.
  • Junior walks into his class, sits in the back, and meets a new girl named Penelope. She asks for his name and he says, "It's Junior." Penelope laughs and tells the others.
  • What's your name?
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