Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a Native American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker. He is a member of the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene tribe and is known for his witty and frank explorations of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. His works often reflect on themes of despair, poverty, and resilience in Native American communities. Alexie's best-known book is 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,' a semi-autobiographical novel that won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2007.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    The book is a semi-autobiographical novel that follows a Native American teenager who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school in a neighboring town. The protagonist grapples with his own identity, the perceptions and prejudices of his new classmates, and the harsh realities of life on the reservation. Throughout the story, he uses humor and his passion for drawing cartoons to navigate the challenges he encounters.

  2. 2. War Dances

    "War Dances" is a collection of short stories and poems that explore the lives of Native Americans in contemporary society. The narratives delve into various themes such as identity, culture, family, love, and loss. The stories are filled with humor, heartbreak, and wisdom, painting a vivid picture of the unique struggles and experiences faced by modern Native Americans.