This is a comprehensive unit plan/book guide for Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The unit begins with a project that allows students to research various aspects related to the novel. The class gains needed background knowledge when this research is shared in group presentations (assignment sheet and grading scale included). Class sessions during this unit are discussion based. Students take turns leading discussion with the assigned discussion questions as a starting point. During the unit, students will choose one of the suggested final projects to work on. There is also a nonfiction reading assignment attached.