One City, One Book
Winner of the National Book Award, this semi- autobiographical work of fiction features Arnold “Junior” Spirit, a Native American youth living on the Spokane Indian Reservation who decides to expand his life opportunities by attending an all-white high school outside the reservation. As he tries to straddle both worlds, he faces many serious losses and challenges.
Though it takes on difficult subjects such as Native American cultural loss, alcoholism, bullying, and racism, the book is both funny and engaging. It is the protagonist’s keen sense of humor, indomitable spirit, irreverent speech, and creative outlets such as sports and drawing that ultimately proves his resiliency.
Programming for Malden Reads will begin in late January and continue through the spring.
The Malden Reads Committee will be selling copies of the book at the Temple Tifereth Israel Crafts Fair on Sunday, November 11. Other special local sales to be announced. The book makes a great holiday gift for a local family member, as it encourages participation in this vibrant community program!
Copies are being ordered for the Malden Public Library and will be available soon. Companion books are in the process of being selected for Grades K-8.
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The Malden Reads Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Book Selection for the third year of Malden’s popular “One City, One Book” program.
The young adult novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie topped the list for this year's main selection.