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Angeline Boulley — The Firekeeper’s Daughter

January 31 @ 4:00 pm

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#1 New York Times bestselling writer Angeline Boulley, celebrated YA author and enrolled member of the Ojibwe community, gives a virtual conversation on her bestselling 2021 debut novel, The Firekeeper’s Daughter, as part of the School of Education’s “One School One Read” initiative.

The Firekeeper’s Daughter tells the story of a young Ojibwe woman, newly in love and college-bound, who must put her dreams on hold after the FBI pressures her to be an informant in the investigation of a local drug ring.TIME magazine named it a “Best YA Book of All TIME.”

Her newest novel is Warrior Girl Unearthed (2023), a gripping follow-up to Firekeeper’s Daughter.

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About Firekeeper’s Daughter

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot she can see is meeting Jamie, a new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.

Then Daunis witnesses an act of violence that thrusts her into a criminal investigation. She agrees to go undercover, but as the violence grows and threatenes people close to her, she has to confront hard questions — how far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?

​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

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January 31
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4:00 pm
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University of Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
518-442-5620

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