Firekeeper’s Daughter Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
10th February, 2022
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Older Readers.
Every year Waterstones booksellers are called on to vote for the books they believe are the very best in new children’s writing and illustration across three categories.
The awards sees six books compete to be crowned a £2,000 category winner, with the winners then vying for the overall title of Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year and an extra £3,000.
Firekeeper’s Daughter is a ground-breaking YA thriller about a Native American teen who must root out the corruption in her community, that was also voted the winner of the YA Fiction Goodreads Choice Awards.
Florentyna Martin, Waterstones head of children’s, said: “At a time when books are increasingly relied on to help us navigate an uncertain world, our booksellers have keenly chosen shortlists that inspire readers. Offering varied perspectives on themes of belonging and identity, the shortlisted books invite young readers to find comfort in familiar communities, discover engaging new worlds, or adventure to the unknown, all while being guided by unique, life-changing and relatable characters. The skill and talent of these writers and illustrators showcases the dynamism of children’s books, and the power of sharing stories.”