By Sherman Alexie
This article is available only in the print version of Rethinking Schools magazine, volume 26 issue 1.
Sherman Alexie is the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the 2007 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. He is currently at work on a sequel. Copyright © 2011 Sherman Alexie. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of the author. This article is a response to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s essay, “Darkness Too Visible,” in the Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2011.