You are to use today’s class to complete this webquest to learn more about the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.
Sites for Webquest:
1. “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie
Alexie’s essay “Superman and Me” talks about his life on the reservation and how he learned to read through comics.
2. “I Hated Tonto (Still Do)” by Sherman Alexie www.fallsapart.com/tonto.html
Alexie’s essay on how Native Americans are represented in film and how this perpetuates (continues) stereotypes and racism. Alexie also demonstrates how such stereotypes can become internalized.
3. Sherman Alexie’s Biography
4. Excerpt from Alexie’s book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven