Cook County Community Book and Reading Group – Firekeeper’s Daughter


Cook County Community Book and Reading Group – Firekeeper’s Daughter

Partners: Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais Public Library, Cook County Higher Education and CARE – Committee for Addressing Racial Equity

Facilitator: Gwen Danfelt – Drury Lane Books

FREE in-person reading group – potluck and discussion September 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cook County Higher Education in room 214.

RSVP: | 218-387-3411 |

There is power in the stories we read – to connect with experiences beyond our own. In addition to being a relaxing pastime, reading can create space for self-reflection and can also give us an effective way to have real conversations with our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Readers of all ages can participate in a community movement to read, learn, speak and create social transformation.

Join the community by reading Firekeeper’s Daughter during the month of September. We hope this series of community readings will equip and inspire our community, adults and young people, to imagine and create a more inclusive and equitable world. When we as a community read together, we are part of something bigger than ourselves.

Join us for an in-person book group – book discussion and potluck at Cook County Higher Education. This community reading is a book club in which all members of the community are invited to participate!

CCHE hopes to host a Zoom meeting with author Angeline Boulley in October 2022 – look for more information to come.

Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter is an electrifying thriller comprised of a rich exploration of the modern Indigenous experience, a reckoning of current and historic injustices, and a powerful celebration of community.

The Fire Keeper’s Daughter is available at the Grand Marais Public Library and Drury Lane Books, e-books and copies of audio books are also available.

Contact for questions to consider while reading. What other questions do you have or think about?

The 2022-2023 Cook County Community Read program will include a series of fiction and nonfiction, with new topics and materials provided in early fall, late fall, winter, and spring. Want to plan ahead? Here are two additional books that will be part of Cook County’s community reading – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and Walking the Old Road by Staci Drouillard.

If you are interested in participating in a Zoom Book – Firekeeper’s Daughter group, please contact

Book Group Leader: Gwen Danfelt is the manager and book buyer at Drury Lane Books and has been involved in book clubs for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota and has hosted several local book clubs. When she’s not working, canoeing, hiking, or hanging out with her 7-year-old, she’s usually reading!


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