YA Book Chat

Firekeeper's Daughter

May 02, 2022 Leah Stuhler Season 2 Episode 12
YA Book Chat
Firekeeper's Daughter
Show Notes

Today I will be chatting with my friend Victoria about the critically acclaimed book Firekeepers Daughter, by Angeline Boulley.

*Content Warning: This book deals with drug abuse, gun violence, murder, physical assault, and sexual assault. Please keep that in mind before you read the book and/or listen to this episode.*

In this episode, Victoria and I chat not just about the plot of the book, but about the importance of representation of Indigenous peoples in literature, and some of the challenges Indigenous women specifically, face each day. We also chat about drug abuse, violence, and sexual assault (as per the content of the book).

A little about Firekeeper's Daughter:

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.


Victoria is becoming a published author! Follow along with her on this journey on social media:

Victoria's Instagram
Victoria's Website
Victoria's TikTok
Victoria's Facebook

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Have a question about today's book or author? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

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