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Author Sherman Alexie, On Writing For Young Adults

Author Sherman Alexie.

When we sat in on classes at Miami Northwestern High School to report on the Million Word Campaign, one of the writers whose work was discussed was Sherman Alexie. Alexie frequently writes about American Indian life, including the movie Smoke Signals. Alexie also appeared at the Miami Book Fair International last year to talk about [...]

Author Sherman Alexie Talks Young Adult Fiction And Banned Books

When Sherman Alexie comes to a book fair, he enjoys the communal storytelling. “I like the notion of all that energy surrounding books,” says Alexie. Alexie is the author of award-winning novels, poetry and short story collections about Indian characters living on and off modern-day reservations. His protagonists frequently share a deep, obsessive love of books and basketball. Alexie returns [...]

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