Torn between her Euro-American mother’s side and her Indigenous father’s side, a young Ojibwe woman— Daunis Firekeeper—falls in love with an undercover FBI agent and embarks on a mission where she must fight for her community’s future. An intriguing story that weaves in mystery, romance, history…and hockey, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” also provides insight into life within an Indigenous community and highlights the injustice and violence that Indigenous women face. Suitable for mature, senior secondary readers, the novel lends itself well to discussions and considerations of themes such as identity, justice, women’s rights, and connections to the community. The story may inspire further exploration of the Ojibwe culture and facilitate rich literature circle discussions in the classroom.
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