Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Firekeeper's Daughter Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Firekeeper's Daughter
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Firekeeper's Daughter Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter

By Angeline Boulley


Publication Date: March 16, 2021

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Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults! 

Winner of the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens! 

An Honor Book in the Young Adult 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Awards


Ages 14 to 18

A groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen, caught between worlds, who goes undercover to root out the crime and corruption threatening her community.

Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine wants to leave home to discover who she really is. As a biracial science geek and hockey star, she’s always felt like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. But when her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.

Then Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into the heart of an ongoing FBI investigation. As an undercover informant, Daunis works tirelessly to expose the criminals. But as the secrets pile up and the deception strikes close to home, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman).

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.


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 496 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Publication Date: March 2, 2021

ISBN: 9781250766564

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