24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Opening of the section International Children’s and Young Adult Literature – Angeline Boulley: Firekeeper’s Daughter

Portrait Angeline Boulley
Angeline Boulley [© Marcella Hadden]

Opening speech, talk, reading, Q&A

Daunis, daughter of a white mother and an indigenous father, is constantly searching for a sense of belonging, both on her tribe’s reservation and in her hometown. After a tragic blow, the FBI makes her an unexpected offer. In stirring language, this thriller explores the multi-layered life of a teenager caught between two identities and provides complex insights into the community of an indigenous tribe. The debut novel is currently being filmed for Netflix.

Angeline Boulley will give this year’s opening speech for the section »International Children’s and Young Adult Literature«.

Language: English
Guest: Angeline Boulley
Presenter: Toby Ashraf

Text: Angeline Boulley
Editor: Jess Harold
German translation: Claudia Max
Editor [German translation]: Regine Teufel

for grades 9–12