An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking funny and beautifully written tale featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character’s art is based on the author’s own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. Excellent in every way . Neil Gaiman. It is illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney. Sherman Alexie is the author of Reservation Blues Indian Killer and The Toughest Indian in the World. His books have earned him a citation from the PEN Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction the Before Columbus Foundation’s America Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize.