In The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie demonstrates each characteristic, strives through obstacles and shines through it all.
Knowing how to read and write is a social norm in America unlike in Alexies Indian Reservation.
The major argument Sherman Alexie makes throughout "Superman and Me" is that he believes that Indian student's lives can be saved by learning how to read and write.
Key Premise #1
Alexie states that "[he] decided to love books" (Alexie, par.
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While it is obvious now that he survived, he had many seizures as a child and to pass the time he read.
Alexie has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2009 Mason Award, the 2008 Stranger Genius Award, a Pushcart Prize, the PEN/Malamud Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and numerous honorary degrees.
Sherman Alexie: Superman and me
By: Emily Schwartz
Other than his personal essay, "Superman and Me", Alexie has also produced The Business of Fancydancing (1992), The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (1993), which won a PEN/Hemingway Award.