One Book, One Community Of Monroe County

One Book One Community LogoWhat if everyone read the same book and then joined all those readers in talking about it? That’s the idea behind One Book, One Community of Monroe County.  

Each year, the One Book, One Community of Monroe County selection committee chooses a readily available and discussible book written by a major author, and invites Monroe County residents to read the same book at the same time and discuss it through a series of free programs running approximately one month. Each year’s events feature book discussions and free county-wide community activities related to the themes raised by these provocative and inspiring stories.  One Book, One Community of Monroe County aims to enrich the experience of reading for everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, income or the neighborhood they call home.

One Book One Community of Monroe County 2024

The Committee is excited to announce that the One Book One Community selection for 2024 is Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

Firekeeper’s Daughter book cover

About the Book

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in—both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.
After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?

About the Author

Angeline Boulley is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the daughter of a traditional firekeeper. She is the author of both Firekeeper’s Daughter, and its sequel Warrior Girl Unearthed. Boulley wrote Firekeeper’s Daughter, her debut novel, over the course of ten years. In addition to being a writer, Boulley has also served as her tribe’s Educational Director and worked for the U.S. Department of Education as the Director for the Office of Indian Education.

Learn More About the Book

To learn more about the book, or to find great One Book One Community events and companion titles, visit 2024 One Book One Community of Monroe County

Angeline Boulley Author Photo

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