Chapter 1: "The Black Eye of the Month Club"
• The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is an award-winning young adult novel written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney.
• In "The Black Eye of the Month Club," Arnold Spirit, Jr. (known as “Junior”) begins by pointing out that he was born with a birth defect, water on the brain; he was six months old when the doctors performed surgery to remove the excess water and he was not expected to live.
• Junior has some health issues because of the rocky start, including extra teeth and a lopsided look because his eyes are not the same.
• Junior’s glasses, which come from the reservation, have "ugly, thick, black plastic" frames; he also has a stutter and a lisp which he says makes him the brunt of jokes and teasing which often turns into being physically tormented.
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