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Sherman Alexie the son a Spokane Indian mother and a Coeur dAlene Indian father was born hydrocephalic Sherman Alexie was born on October 7 1966 on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit WA Who is now living Seattle Washington He enrolled to a reservation school then transferred to attend Reardan High School not too far from his reservation After he graduated on 1985 enrolled to Gonzaga University on a scholarship then transferred to Washington State University after two years to study pre-med Tried to study medicine and then law but was unsuccessful in both As one of his hobbies Alexie became a founding Board Member of Longhouse Media a non-profit organization that is committed to teaching filmmaking skills to Native American youthAlexies reason for writing the noval was to show how life was when you where an Indian living on a reservation The novel is a semi-autobiographical of his life living in the reserve It was to show how hard it was to live in the world when the whole world was against you and your kind According to the source aboutcom Alexies young adult novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a coming-of-age story that began as a memoir of Alexies life and family on the Spokane Indian reservation His book was intended for young adult and stayed that way throughout it time It is for all genders in the world Sherman wanted young adult to read this book because he wanted them to know the past He wanted them to know what and how it was for Indians back thenShermans inspiration was the moments that he lived He likes to capture the moments that he know would influence people around him He uses the situations that are still in America like racism hatred and etc he knows that it will appeal and somehow connect to immigrant from around the world that have felt the feeling if rejection
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