NEW YORK (AP) — Children’s author Angeline Boulley will soon transport her many readers back to the world of her award-winning debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers announced Friday that Boulley’s “Warrior Girl Unearthed” will be released in May 2023. Like its predecessor, “Warrior Girl Unearthed” will be set in an Ojibwe community, centering on a teenage girl who learns of a plot to steal money from native graves. Holt calls the book “a complex and compelling mystery, effortlessly exploring themes of identity, family and reclamation in an indigenous community.”
Boulley’s book will be illustrated by Michaela Goade, whose drawings for “We Are Water Protectors” earned her a Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustration of a children’s book.
Boulley’s best-selling first book, which also features a young protagonist, has received numerous awards, was selected for Reese Witherspoon’s book club and is being edited by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company for Netflix.
“I enjoy telling stories about Ojibwe teenagers — strong in their culture and language — who love their community,” Boulley said in a statement. “Young people protecting and caring for their elders and ancestors are an inspiration to me and, I hope, readers everywhere.”