The Absolutely True Diary is a first-person narrative by Native American teenager Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as "Junior", a 14-year-old budding cartoonist. The book is a bildungsroman, detailing Arnold's life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision, upon encouragement from a reservation high school teacher, to go to an all-white public high school in the off-reservation town of Reardan, Washington.
Dr. Stuart Greene is associate professor of English with a joint appointment in the department of Africana Studies and a concurrent appointment in the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. Greene will moderate a panel comprised of:
• Annie Coleman, Department of American Studies, ND
• Brian Collier, Institute for Educational Initiatives, ND
Book clubs and individuals are encouraged to read this book by award winning author, comedian, screenwriter and film producer Sherman Alexie and join us for a discussion. This event is open to the public, a reception will follow the discussion.
Sponsored by: University of Notre Dame Community Relations Department
Saint Mary’s College Office of Civil & Social Engagement