#1 New York Times bestselling author of Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley takes us back to Sugar Island in this high-stakes thriller about the power of discovering your stolen history.
Perry Firekeeper-Birch has always known who she is—the laidback twin, the troublemaker, the best fisher on Sugar Island. Her aspirations won’t ever take her far from home, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. But as the rising number of missing Indigenous women starts circling closer to home, as her family becomes embroiled in a high-profile murder investigation, and as greedy grave robbers seek to profit off of what belongs to her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry begins to question everything.
In order to reclaim this inheritance for her people, Perry has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. She can only count on her friends and allies, including her overachieving twin 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.
Sometimes, the truth shouldn’t stay buried.
Praise for Warrior Girl Unearthed
★ “This novel is many things at once: a coming-of-age story of twins who are each struggling to find their places, a murder mystery, a culturally driven exploration of home and belonging, and the same thoughtful, expansive, and careful examination of what it means to be Anishinaabe as Boulley offered in the previous novel.” —BCCB, starred review
★ “Heightened tension, dynamic action scenes, a complicated heist and plenty of revelations [make] Warrior Girl Unearthed an edifying and deeply moving read.” —BookPage, starred review
★ “A compelling narrative about one teen’s attempt to undo some of the injustices her community and people have faced.” —School Library Journal, starred review
★ “Another powerful, suspenseful page-turner from Boulley.”—The Horn Book, starred review
★ “A thrilling and empowering read.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
★ “A page-turning heist grounded in a nuanced exploration of critical issues of cultural integrity.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ Incredibly engaging…This quick follow-up to Boulley’s best-selling, award-winning Firekeeper’s Daughter carries over all the same intrigue, tension, and heartbreak.” —BookList