Be Who You Are: "My name is Junior," I said. "And my name is Arnold. It's Junior and Arnold. I'm both." I felt like two different people inside of one body. No, I felt like a magician slicing myself in half, with Junior living on the north side of the Spokane River and Arnold living on the south. (8.72-8.74)
Have a Hobby: Arnold draws to express himself
Support Your Friend's Dreams: Arnold tells Rowdy he will play in the NBA and he also supports Penelope's dreams of travel and and being an architect
Follow Your Dreams: Junior leaves the Rez so he has a better chance of success in life
Never Give Up on Your Friends: Even though Rowdy said he hated Junior, he kept reaching out to try to maintain the friendship
Learn From Other People's Mistakes: Arnold promised himself he would never drink after his sister burned to death while drunk
Dear Spirit Walker (Arnold "Junior" Spirit) Hey I'm a 15 year old that came from the reservation I'm a sophomore at this new school and I'm very different from everyone I don't have any friends or know anyone at my new school. The reason I had to switch school because I had high test scores and I was a good athlete for basketball and soccer. My teachers recommended me to switch school because I would be able to have lots of opportunities that no other kid did in the reservation I was wondering if you can give an advice. Is it okay to be different? And what is the best approaching way to talk to someone and be their friend? Sincerely, worried kid.