Versions of the Text
About the Author

Sherman Alexie Biography from the Poetry Foundation

Sherman Alexie and the Art of Memoir from the New York Times, June 12, 2017

Sherman Alexie’s Iowa Review Interview transcript

ELibrary Research Topic (click image below)


Robert Johnson and the Blues
Spokane Indians
Resources in the Library

Conversations with Sherman Alexie
[Book] Nancy J. Peterson, editor.
Published 2009

The following are e-books.  At school they will open automatically.  Off sight, use login information on the library homepage under “Off sight databases.”
Literary themes for students. Race and prejudice examining diverse literature to understand and compare universal themes
[ eBook ] Anne Marie Hacht, editor.
Series: Literary themes for students
Published 2006

Novels for students. Volume 17 presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels
[ eBook ] David Galens, project editor ; forward by Anne Devereaux Jordan.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Published 2003

Short stories for students. Volume 18 presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories
[ eBook ] David Galens, project editor.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Published 2003

Databases and Search Tips

Jamestown Databases:  You are automatically logged into the following databases from school.  If you are elsewhere you will need to use the login information provided.

ELibrary: Typically, classic works of literature will be an Elibrary Topic. You can expand the topic for all realted resources.  To search only scholarly, peer reviewed sources, choose Advanced Search and then choose “search scholarly journals only.”

Gale Power Search: Refine your search under Content Type to academic journals.  You can also further limit to peer reviewed journals.  For long articles you may want to use the Find feature of your browser to locate terms within an article.

Williamsburg Regional Library Databases:  WJCC students can access these using wjcc+student number. The first two listed are under the Books, Reading and Literature section.  However, it is highly recommended that you choose “See All Databases” as there are several others listed below that are helpful.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Literary Reference Center

Ebsco Host

Expanded Academic ASAP

InfoTrac OneFile

Research In Context

Additional ResourcesJSTOR and Google Books:  JSTOR is a subscription library of digital articles that virtually every college and university uses.  You can sign up to get up to three articles but it can also be useful to locate scholarly books.

For example: Searching JSTOR using search terms “great gatsby” and “racism” gives one result of a brief book review but not the text itself.  However, you can search for that book in Google Books.  Google Books previews gives you about 85% of a book and you can search within them.