Angeline Boulley

FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER Selected for U of Arkansas’ One Book One Community

Courtesy of University of Arkansas News
March 23, 2022

The One Book, One Community Committee is excited to announce that it has chosen The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley as the 2022 selection for the U of A.

This Young Adult read has received rave reviews and several awards including a Goodreads Choice AwardPublishers Weekly Best Books of the Year and NPR Best Book of the Year.

The committee intentionally chose to consider a book connected to the topic of Native American communities for the 2022 selection for our campus to increase campus engagement with Native American students and community members.

This book, written by an Indigenous author, focuses on issues faced by Native American populations across the country and young people growing up in these communities by focusing on fictional life events experienced by a young biracial, unenrolled Ojibwe tribal member facing corruption and crime with resilience.

To encourage conversations around contemporary issues facing Native American communities in Northwest Arkansas, the One Book, One Community Committee will also be working with campus groups and the community for ancillary events.

As an added bonus, this book is going to be adapted for Netflix by President and Ms. Obama’s production company, Higher Ground!

More details on the author’s campus presentation in Fall 2022 will be forthcoming.