New York Times bestselling Indigenous author Angeline Boulley will visit UW-Green Bay on Tuesday
GREEN BAY – Crystal Lepscier became so enamored with a book written by an Indigenous author that had been published this spring that she wanted to share it with her world.
Lepscier is a huge fan of author Louise Erdrich, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota, who has written nearly 30 books, many of which won awards, including “The Night Watchman,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.
So when she saw growing buzz about a new book from another Indigenous author from the Midwest early this year, her interest piqued.
“I was really excited about the book,” Lepscier said. “I read it in two days.”
“Firekeeper’s Daughter” was written by Angeline Boulley, who is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and the book became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was published in March.
It also is soon to be adapted for a Netflix TV show with former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.
The book is a fictional young adult novel that follows the experiences of 18-year-old Daunis Fontaine, who is half Indigenous and half white and feels like she hasn’t quite fit into either world.
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