Superman And Me By Sherman Alexie

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Superman and Me is about Sherman Alexie’s life on the reservation and his fascination with books that shaped him into the author he is today. The essay voices many issues of racism against Native Americans. Bringing up that children in his school would be very angry at him for answering questions or helping the teacher, simply because he is Native American. “They wanted me to stay quiet when the non-indian teacher asked for answers, for volunteers, for help. We were Indian children who were expected to be stupid.” The literacy narrative does have a positive message to it and flows very well in terms of text and story. He gets straight to the point and doesn’t bore the reader with any unnecessary text, or in depth details about his life story.

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