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Young people’s author Sherman Alexie will be speaking at Minnesota State University Moorhead Thursday. He has earned several awards for his ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a part-Time Indian’ book. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Young people’s author speaking at MSUM

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In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

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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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