The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a revised edition of Sherman Alexie's short story collection first released in 1993. In this darkly comic collection of interlocked stories, Alexie brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. This new edition features 24 short stories, an introduction and questions for discussion. Reading Level: 7.9; Lexile Measure: 830.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by award-winning novelist Sherman Alexie offers male readers a humourous and accessible look at what the world can be like for a grade 9, geeky Native boy attending a wealthy high school off the reservation. Spokane youth, Junior (Arnold Spirit), shares the same Nation as his creator in addition to being born hydrocephalic. Junior comes from a dysfunctional family and a community that lives up to the stereotypical image of the drunken Indian.