Analysis Of Sherman Alexie's Superman And Me

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The author Sherman Alexie wrote, “Superman and Me” an autobiography. His reason for writing this autobiography was to show how Native Americans can defy the stereotypes given to them by Americans. Native Americans persevered by learning to read and receiving an education. Alexie’s life growing up on an Indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington was challenging. While living on the reservation with his three siblings, Alexie developed his love for reading. He read a variety of books that his father had collected throughout the years. However, Sherman Alexie was not expected to have a bright future. He was expected to be unintelligent and he was discouraged from being social in school. This was the way that Native Americans thought their …show more content…
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