The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Chapters 20-24 Summary and Analysis

Sherman Alexie

Chapters 20-24 Summary and Analysis


Convinced that he is not a good enough player, Junior almost does not try out for the Reardan basketball team, but his father encourages him to "dream big." There are forty boys trying out, and as there is no budget for a C squad this year, sixteen of the hopefuls will have to be cut. Coach is a decent guy and tells the boys that they are to play with dignity and respect, and that they will be treated with dignity and respect, no matter what happens. He then begins the first drill, which is to run a hundred laps around the gym, and before it is over, four boys drop out of their own accord. The players are then instructed to play full-court one-on-one. Junior is paired with Roger, who, as a...

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