Angeline Boulley is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Her debut novel “Firekeeper’s Daughter,” is a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community. It was championed by We Need Diverse Books, a nonprofit organization created to promote diversity of multiple forms in children's literature and publishing, and as a result, the book has since received wide acclaim.

The idea for the YA thriller sparked when she was a teen but she didn't begin writing the book until she was 44 years old.  It took 10 years to complete and was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick. It was selected for TIME’s “100 Best YA Books of All Time” list and it is soon to be adapted as a Netflix series by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.

Before Boulley started writing full time, she was the director of the Office of Indian Education at the United States Department of Education.


Angeline Boulley's book cover "Firekeepers Daughter"