The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieBestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the authors own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the characters art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
With a forward by Markus Zusak & interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney
Young girl of Varanasi, India in Uttar Pradesh state
The town of Athimoor, where Ramya and her husband currently reside. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, Ramya, who married her uncle at age 14, in her home in Athimoor. She is only in 10th grade and reached puberty a mere three months prior to this meeting. This girl is Ramya. She wanted this land to stay in the family.
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By Nina Golgowski. At the age of 14, many wouldn't picture their life as a new mother, let alone the wife to another young teen facing alcohol addiction. In the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, in a country where 40 percent of the world's child marriages are said to be according to UNICEF, that's the reality for at least one girl named Krishna. For the last three years a Reuters photographer has provided an inside look into the lives of Krishna and her young husband Gopal Kishan, starting with their marriage in May of — he at the age of 13 and she Child bride: At years-old, Krishna peeks out from a wedding veil during her elaborate ceremony to her future husband Gopal Kishan, aged
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