Everything you need to understand or teach The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
Arnold Spirit, Junior, lives on the Indian Reservation near the town of Wellpinit. He attends school there and is completely excited about beginning high school. He is especially looking forward to studying geometry. Then he's given his book and discovers it is the same book his mother used in high school. He's so furious that the school can't replace books even once a generation that he slings the book at the teacher, breaking his nose. Junior is suspended which upsets his parents and grandmother greatly. Then Junior's teacher, Mr. P, tells Junior that he should attend a school off the Reservation. Junior thinks about the advice and presents his plan to his parents, who back him.
Junior begins school at Reardan High School and is initially ignored and teased. He gets into a fight with a guy who makes racist comments then befriends a boy who is very smart.... View more of the The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Summary