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Sherman Alexie

About Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is the winner of a 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Author Honor Award for Thunder Boy Jr. (Little, Brown)

Thunder Boy Jr.: Author Sherman Alexie’s 2016 BGHB Picture Book Honor Speech

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It’s been a wonderful experience with this book. I think the best story I can tell is this: I was in Chicago reading at a very diverse school, with a lot of brown-skinned kids. A biracial kid came up to me and put his arm up to mine and said, “You and I are the […]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Author Sherman Alexie’s 2008 BGHB Fiction Award Speech

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

I’m very excited. As you know, the award was for this book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I’m so happy, because there’s a bunch of these roaming around the world. The book has sold and reached an audience in a way nothing of mine has before, and it really is because so […]