Lindsay High School Library

I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. – Alexander Smith

National Book Award November 27, 2007

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Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown), is this year’s winner of the National Book Award for young people’s literature. The book is available in the Library.

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Here is a summary :

Arnold Spirit, a goofy-looking dork with a decent jumpshot, spends his time lamenting life on the Spokane Indian reservation, drawing cartoons (which accompany, and often provide more insight than, the narrative), and, along with his aptly named pal Rowdy, laughing those laughs over anything and nothing that affix best friends so intricately together. When a teacher pleads with Arnold to want more, to escape the hopelessness of the rez, Arnold switches to a rich white school and immediately becomes as much an outcast in his own community as he is a curiosity in his new one. He weathers the typical teenage indignations and triumphs like a champ but soon faces far more trying ordeals as his home life begins to crumble and decay amidst the suffocating mire of alcoholism on the reservation.  – Booklist

 

The Inheritance Trilogy is now The Inheritance Cycle November 1, 2007

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Christopher Paolini fans may have cause to celebrate.  What was once a three book trilogy will now be a four book series.  Paolini has explained that Eragon’s story has not changed in his mind but that he has realized it will take more than three books to tell it.  He also announced on his website that the third book in the “Inheritance Cycle” will be released September 23rd, 2008.  For more info visit www.Alagaesia.com.