Warrior Girl Unearthed
A Financial Times Best YA Summer Book 2023
#1 New York Times bestselling author Angeline Boulley takes us back into the world of Firekeeper’s Daughter in this high-stakes mystery about the power of discovering your stolen history.
HONOUR YOUR ROOTS. BREAK THE RULES. UNCOVER THE TRUTH.
Perry Firekeeper-Birch has always known who she is – the laid-back twin, the troublemaker, the best fisher on Sugar Island. Whilst her overachieving sister works away at an internship, Perry’s holiday plans mostly involve doing absolutely nothing.
But her carefree summer is brought to an abrupt end when she meets ‘Warrior Girl’, a Native American ancestor whose stolen remains are being kept in the archives of a local university. Perry is determined to bring her home, with the help of a small group of friends and allies, including her twin sister and a charming new boy in town with unwavering morals. Old rivalries, sister secrets, and botched heists cannot-will not-stop her from uncovering the mystery before the ancestors and missing women are lost forever.
Praise for Firekeeper's Daughter: 'A swift-paced, compelling thriller' Guardian 'A story that grips like a bulldog clip on your heart' Katherine Rundell, author of The Good Thieves 'Thrilling and heartwrenching' Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars 'A burning sense of injustice runs through Warrior Girl Unearthed. With verve and not a little humour Angeline Boulley brings highly topical issues - cultural heritage, the purpose of museums, the legacy of the past - to a young audience.' * Barnaby Phillips, author of Loot - Britain and the Benin Bronzes * 'A story with well-developed characterization that is both compellingly readable and deeply thought-provoking. A page-turning heist grounded in a nuanced exploration of critical issues of cultural integrity.' Kirkus Starred Review 'Perry's snarky first-person narration propels this intelligent heist narrative, culminating in a thrilling and empowering read.' Publisher's Weekly 'This book felt like home to any readers who loved Firekeepers Daughter.' Amanda at Bookish Brews, Goodreads 'Gripping and informative... I learn so much when I read her books.' Meg, Goodreads 'A great successor to Firekeeper's Daughter, taking on some incredibly important topics and featuring one of my favorite protagonists in recent memory...' Jennifer, Goodreads 'Just as addictive as her debut novel FireKeeper's Daughter.' Lexi Kruse, Goodreads 'Captivating and beautifully written, delving with insight and courage into the topics of repatriation of human remains and murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls...' Jo, Goodreads 'Beautiful and incredibly informative.' Rachel, Goodreads
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