Firekeeper's Daughter (Large Print / Paperback)
Having deferred college to care for her grandmother, Daunis gets involved when a number of meth-related deaths hit close to home. She is pulled back into her high school hockey world when she is asked to show the new player, Jamie, around the reservation. Jamie is revealed to be an FBI agent and Daunis is pulled into the investigation as an informant. Daunis strong ties within her tribe, particularly with the Tribal Elders, help immeasurably, but familial and tribal ties are both challenged as the investigation comes to a head.— Caroline
Spring 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“This debut grabbed me from the start and kept me totally immersed in the story of a strong, self-described nerdy young female struggling with the normal problems of belonging, with the added element of being half Native American. This novel offers a rich combination of a young person’s struggle with identity plus the unique challenges of being associated with a tribe and the problems of meth use and addiction. Add in a pulse-pounding mystery on top of it, and you have a true page-turner.”
— Carol Putnam, Skylark Bookshop, Columbia, MO
About the Author
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.