Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley - A #ReadFreely Book
Warrior Girl Unearthed
By Angeline Boulley
A #ReadFreely Book
There are three main reasons we chose this for Read Freely this year:
- First, it is a Native American story, showing the diversity that is right here in our community
- Second, it showcases the Native American Graves and Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 and complications with this law that are still occurring today
- Third, it opens up conversations about real missing and murdered indigenous women and their families who are left without answers or support
Join the #ReadFreely Book Club for Warrior Girl Unearthed today and be a part of the conversation.
Angeline Boulley's sophomore novel does not disappoint. A fast paced and engaging story that picks up on Sugar Island with a cast of familiar and new characters. Warrior Girl Unearthed simultaneously melds larger social issues of artifact repatriation and murder/missing indigenous women with lives of twins Perry and Pauline Firekeeper-Birch in the same spirit that made "Firekeeper's Daughter" the literary wonder that it is. I cannot wait to share this book with EVERYONE! - Rebecca Gottberg, Rediscovered Books Bookseller
You know it's a good book when it stays on your mind days or weeks after you read the last page. Warrior Girl Unearthed is still on my mind to this day. From the perspective of Perry Firekeeper-Birch, we travel together down a winding mysterious path full of heartbreak, betrayal, injustice, and self-discovery. Growing up in America, I've always known about Native Americans, but this book helped me to understand the culture much more on an emotional level. This book faces head on the problems that many people are afraid to talk about or are desensitized to. We need more books like this! - Kalli King, Rediscovered Books Bookseller
About the Book:
Sometimes the truth shouldn't stay buried.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Angeline Boulley takes us back to the world of Firekeeper's Daughter in this high-stakes mystery about the power of discovering and reclaiming your stolen history.
Perry Firekeeper-Birch has always known who she is - the laidback twin, the troublemaker, the best fisher on Sugar Island. Her aspirations won't ever take her far from home, and she wouldn't have it any other way. But as the rising number of missing Indigenous women starts circling closer to home, as her family becomes embroiled in a high-profile murder investigation, and as greedy grave robbers seek to profit off of what belongs to her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry begins to question everything.
In order to reclaim this inheritance for her people, Perry has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. She can only count on her friends and allies, including her overachieving twin and a charming new boy in town with unwavering morals. Old rivalries, sister secrets, and botched heists cannot - will not - stop her from uncovering the mystery before the ancestors and missing women are lost forever.
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. Her debut novel Firekeeper's Daughter, a Reese's Book Club selection, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, was named a Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time, and has been optioned by the Obamas' production company to be adapted into a Netflix series. 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.
Find out more about Angeline Boulley at her website: angelineboulley.com
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