In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, what does it mean that Junior is a member of the Black-Eye-of-the-Month club?

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Junior it talking about being ostracized and getting beaten up on a regular basis, hence the black-eyes he receives at school. For boys, taking a regular beating means you are at the bottom of the social ladder, and Junior has a lot of reasons to be in this position. He's...

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Junior it talking about being ostracized and getting beaten up on a regular basis, hence the black-eyes he receives at school. For boys, taking a regular beating means you are at the bottom of the social ladder, and Junior has a lot of reasons to be in this position. He's new to the school, and has to travel in order to go there. He's got physical problems: he was born with water on the brain (hydrocephalus) and later suffered from seizures. He describes himself as having a "weird" look, so the reader's impression is that he definitely isn't good looking or confident. His social isolation is part of what makes it possible for Junior to discover his own identity, as he strives to leave the reservation where his home is and attend a school with more academic opportunity.

Since he is 14-years old in the story, Junior is a freshmen trying to find his place and establish himself. He likes drawing, especially cartoons, and has a best friend back home. He loves basketball, but despite that interest, he is unable to make friends at his new school. The theme of social isolation is why the book is titled "Part-Time Indian," since Junior feels he is an Indian at home but has to be someone totally different at school. Junior manages to hold on to what he loves—drawing, a sense of humor, and basketball—as he carves out his true identity as an optimist, a bit of a clown, and a person willing to go his own way in life. The Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club is a way of talking about how disliked and bullied he really is as he struggles against the pain of forging his "full-time" self.

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Junior was born with "water on the brain," which was removed at six months of age. He had seizures, with a head and feet which looked out of proportion to his body.  Because of this, he was often called names, teased or even physically held upside down.  He also stutters and has a lisp, which led to him being called a "retard."  Now that he is fourteen, Junior becomes the target of anyone who wants to fight.  Junior says that he gets beat up at least once a month because he is the "biggest retard in the world"; hence, he is now a member of the Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club.  Because he doesn't want to get beat up all the time, he stays home and draws cartoons.  Drawing becomes his escape from people who target him for pantsing or stuffing him in a toilet, or giving him another black eye.

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