Sherman Alexie makes his life seem interesting by telling us, in his story, the joy of reading and writing: superman and me. In his story he tells us how he grew up, what he grew up doing, how his life style was, and how he became the man he is today. Sherman also talks about teaching himself how to read. He was a very smart Indian boy who loved to read just like his father did. He stated that he loved his father so much, and his father loved to read, so he said he would love reading too. He was only three years old when he started reading, but taught himself how to read by saying words with the pictures that he seen. “Aloud, I pretend to say the words” Sherman said. When he was able to understand the meaning of paragraph, Sherman said “The words inside a paragraph worked together for a common purpose.” His examples were his house, the reservation, and other family's houses too. To him he could see each family member of his as their own paragraph. Sherman explains that as a little Indian boy and being smart, was dangerous, because all of his classmates did not like how he answered every question a teacher would ask. They all wanted him to stay quiet, but he was not going to let that happen, because he knew he a talent and would put it to good use. Sherman like to read so much that he would read every chance he gets, whether it was a cereal box, newspaper, an article, and anything else out there that he could read. As he got older, he would travel to schools and teach other little Indian kids how to read and write. Sherman said “I am trying to save our lives.” He is a very good writer and he wouldn't change a thing in life that he has done with reading and writing.
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