(Sault Ste. Marie, MI) – Angeline Boulley published her first novel in March 2021 to critical acclaim, immediately securing the No. 1 spot on The New York Times Best Seller List. Since then, Firekeeper’s Daughter has become “one of this year’s most buzzed about young adult novels” (Good Morning America) and has been awarded, among other accolades, a TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time Selection and The Goodreads Best Young Adult Fiction Award for 2021.
Boulley’s second novel, Warrior Girl Unearthed was released in May of 2023 and achieved instant New York Best Seller status. The book has won the Amazon Book of the Month award and is nominated for numerous fiction awards. Warrior Girl Unearthed weaves together themes of identity, repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural objects, jurisdiction, and missing and murdered Indigenous women, set against the backdrop of the city of Sault Ste. Marie and Sugar Island.
An enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Boulley is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Boulley is originally from Sugar Island, Mich.
“We are very excited to host Ms. Boulley in our library,” said Lynn Gillette, Interim President at LSSU. “Having a NY Times bestselling author of this magnitude returning to campus to share with our students and community is an honor.”
Boulley will read selections from her book and share insights into the writing process, including connections to the local area. This event will be held in the LSSU Library. This event is free and open to the public.
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