In Marbles, Forney discusses her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in a non-traditional format: the comics and cartoons she draws for a living.
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. 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. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
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"Moyers & Company: Living Outside Tribal Lines" from Films on Demand
"Dancing in Moccasins: Keeping Native American Traditions Alive" from Films on Demand
"Indian School Stores of Survival" from Films on Demand
"Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience" from Films on Demand
"The Geography of Hope: The West" from Films on Demand
*You can watch the entire documentary or go right to the segment "Indian Children at Boarding Schools."
Smoke Signals: Screenplay by Sherman Alexie