The transformation Junior undergoes through the sport is a testament of his will-power and dedication to better himself. Then ask them to star the five tribes they belong to that are most important to them. The illustration on page 53 clearly shows the pain, sorrow, and anger that Rowdy feels when Junior departs.
Crandall points out that Arnold is never held back by his disability, but in fact laughs at himself: As stated in the Kirkus review, even "Junior's knowledge that he must leave is rooted in love and respect for his family and the Spokane tribe. Junior had felt like an outcast from as far back as he could remember within his own tribe -- starting with some medical problems.
P Junior's white geometry teacher at Wellpinit High School. Poverty[ edit ] Poverty is a theme that is introduced by the main character at the very beginning on the book. But as the novel progresses, Junior begins to make friends at Reardan High and learns just how crucial it is to build new relationships with different people, as they each serve an important role or function in his life.
What was the most important thing Arnold learned by the end of the book. Grandmother Spirit Junior's Grandma. I'm a rez kid who's gone urban, and that's what I write about. Junior hit him, as he would have been expected to do on the reservation, and he expects Roger to get revenge.
Gordy always speaks in a sophisticated and proper manner throughout the novel. Rowdy is a star basketball player for the Wellpinit high school. Ironically, she never had a drink in her life.
When he visits Junior at home, Mr.
Encourage them to research the tribe and reservation land by visiting the Spokane tribe website. Mary and her new husband die of a fire in their trailer-home after a partygoer forgot about a boiling pot of soup.
The comics help him escape the troubles of the real world. Positive Messages This is a heartfelt coming-of-age story about an often painful identity quest.
Then, all of a sudden, she marries an Indian poker player and moves with him to Montana where the two die in an accidental trailer fire. He realizes how much stronger his family ties are than those of his white classmates, noticing that many of the white fathers never come to their children's school events.
Sex No sexual scenes, but mentions of masturbation, erections, kissing, a drawing of a bare bottom, disparaging use of "gay" and "faggot," a reference to getting hands into panties. He is long and lean and strong like a snake.
He draws everyone around him: However, as Junior leaves the reservation school, Rowdy feels betrayed by his best friend and turns into Junior's "arch nemesis" during the novel. The comics help him escape the troubles of the real world.
Furthermore, Roger obtains a role as a kind of advisor and protector of Junior, occasionally helping him monetarily and other times with advice. She is a bad liar, likes to read books, and is considered to be very smart by her children. In the end, Junior and Rowdy reconcile while playing basketball and resolve to correspond no matter where the future takes them.
He went off the reservation to attend an all-white high schoolwhere he was an honour student and class president. Though the procedure did not affect his ability to learn, he suffered harsh side effects, including seizures, in his childhood.
Challenge them to draw their own comic and tell a narrative about their life such as school, home, and friends. She is an ex-alcoholic and is seen as eccentric by Junior: Despite his intimidating role, Rowdy often stands up for Junior and they bond by enjoying kids' comics.
His interactions with the white students give him a better perspective both on white culture and his own.
Arnold is beginning to see himself as a smart person—I know because he uses Esq. They also help him to cope with the untimely deaths of friends and family members. He is short and bald. Eugene dies after his close friend Bobby shoots him in the face during a dispute over alcohol.
"Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the 'rez' to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
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