We are highlighting some of the titles that members of the community have suggested for next year’s One Read. The One Read reading panel is hard at work narrowing down the list to about 10 titles. The titles will be reviewed for adaptability and suitability for community-wide programming. You can learn more about the process and see past One Read winners here.
Today’s pick is “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley. This debut young adult book is about a young bi-racial girl who is an unenrolled tribal member trying to figure out where she belongs. She witnesses a murder and gets caught up in a criminal investigation and subsequently drawn in as an FBI informant. She struggles between what is best for her tribe, her family and herself. This book was nominated because it looks at “Native American history.” Other themes are of a “teenager dealing with identity and drugs in their community.” It is also written by a Native American author.
The nominating process is now closed but we will continue highlighting titles through the rest of December. You can find more suggested titles here.