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Warrior Girl Unearthed

Angeline Boulley

#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.




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’s rebellious spark becomes a righteous blaze and she vows to do whatever it takes to bring her home.


She calls on the help of a small group of friends and allies, including her twin sister and a charming new boy in town. But the plan is not without danger: indigenous women are disappearing at an alarming rate and when one of their group goes missing, it’s down to Perry to make things right. Old rivalries, sibling secrets and botched heists cannot — will not — stop her from solving the mystery before the ancestors and missing women are lost forever.

  • Publication date: May 4, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861544196
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Pages: 400


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

Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan. She gained attention for her debut Firekeeper’s Daughter thanks to We Need Diverse Books. It became a NYT No. 1 bestseller and has now sold in 20 territories worldwide. The book won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022; the YA Goodreads Choice Awards; the CrimeFest Best YA Crime Novel Prize.; the ALA Printz Award and Morris Award; the Walter Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature; and is Carnegie Medal Nominated. Firekeeper’s Daughter is soon to be made into a Netflix series. Angeline lives in Michigan but considers Sugar Island home.

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