Monday, February 15, 2010

Native-American Students Enjoy Sherman Alexie Novel

It is with sincere appreciation that we are writing to thank you for the donation of 100 copies of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. His award-winning book is sought after by high school media centers because of the way teenage students can relate to it.

Being a 100% American Indian school, we especially like to carry books by Native American authors. I have purchased copies in the past, but all had gotten lost when students have moved away, so this was an especially wonderful gift!

When I opened the boxes in front of staff and students, I heard, "Ooooohs!" and lots of comments that they had heard of this book and wanted to read it. I grabbed my camera a couple times and am attaching some pictures as well. I gave some to reading and English classrooms to read as a class, some to send home at the teacher's discretion, and put several in the Media Center collection.

It will help my book budget costs immensely!

Thank you again on behalf of the students of Red Lake High School.


Diane Sullivan-Huberty
Media Specialist
Red Lake High School
Red Lake, MN

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