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Firekeeper's Daughter

By Angeline Boulley
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Publisher Description



An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.

“One of this year's most buzzed about young adult novels.” —Good Morning America

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time Selection
Amazon's Best YA Book of 2021 So Far (June 2021)
A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection
An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Books of 2021 Selection
A PopSugar Best March 2021 YA Book Selection

With four starred reviews, Angeline Boulley's debut novel, Firekeeper's Daughter, is a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, perfect for readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange.

Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.

Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.

Now, as the deceptions—and deaths—keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

448 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I was nervous about reading the book because it’s literary fiction very much based on real experiences. I loved the book and the way it explained the history of the Ojibwe tribe in Sugar Island but also explained how it can be applied to the tribes in the country. I plan on getting Angeline Boulley’s second book because I wanna know what happened to the characters from this one.”
Reviewed in:juicy peaches 🍑
Colorful personalitiesDiverse charactersHeroic figuresLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal charactersRelatable characters
Thinking Face“I really thought that when she died it was going to be over I'm glad that wasn't. This book was really good and I was not expecting to like as much as I did”
Reviewed in:juicy peaches 🍑
Diverse charactersHeroic figuresLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal charactersHeartbreakingThrillingSexual assault
Loudly Crying Face“This book has such a special place in my heart. I wasn’t sure at the beginning that it would be for me, but the characters are so strongly developed throughout the story that I ended up falling in love with them. This is a strong feminist story that also comes from an incredible Indigenous perspective that is deeply underrepresented in today’s world. The book also teaches you along the way, explaining culture, language, and traditions in a way that make the reader feel included.”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readCreative settingComing of ageEducationalInformativeInspirational
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“a must-read, expanding across several generas as it deals with relevant and universal themes.”
Multi-layered charactersRelatable charactersAction-packedImmersive settingComing of ageMeaningful
Anxious Face with sweat“Daunis is one of the most realistic characters I’ve ever read. I laughed and wept with her, I wanted her to succeed, and she inspired me greatly. This book taught me so much about Native American culture and the heartbreaking statistics of crime, violence, and sexual assault against NA women. This is a powerful and inspiring read that made me feel every emotion. I can’t recommend enough. Daunis will stay with me for a long time to come.”
Believable charactersThought-provokingSuspensefulImmersive settingInspirationalMeaningful

About Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper's Daughter is her debut novel.

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