I’m so grateful to all these book club kits having content warnings nowadays. It’s definitely something I think is super important for a lot of readers and I really appreciate that these kits are all taking the time to include them.
Truthfully, oftentimes when I read author interviews, I find myself skimming through certain pieces looking for the information I’m really interested in. And most of the time, I don’t particularly learn a ton of new things. For this particular author interview, however, it was an exceptional opportunity to learn about a culture I’ve not been particularly immersed in through my life. And I just loved the question related to the author’s quote regarding writing to preserve a culture. This is such an important fact to keep in mind and it really speaks to you when you think about how important books are to be our looking glass not only into the past, but into the present and the future.
I especially loved this book club kit because not only does it get into important topics and educational knowledge that we as a society need to immerse ourselves in, but it also strives to expand opportunity to learn and know these things. Not only are there further book recommendations, but there are also recommendations to resources outside of the realm of fiction. And I thought that was really cool!
This kit is very thorough! It has everything you could need for a book club, along with extras like book marks I wouldn't have expected.
I look forward to putting this forward in a book club.
The questions were good and I loved the page about supporting indigenous communities. I wish some of the text was bigger.
Such a great book club kit for a wonderful book. I will definitely be using in a future book club event when we get to this book.
FANTASTIC kit!! Boulley's interview adds even more authority and weight to her work. The discussion questions are thought-provoking, and I really appreciate the information about real organizations that readers can reach out to, both to learn more about Indigenous peoples and to care for their own well-being.
Aesthetically, I really liked the branding of the kit as a whole, with the same-but-different imagery marking each page. It really makes the kit a whole unified package.
I love this book club kit! It's both aestetically pleasing and comprehensive. Gorgeous layout, which includes: an author interview, recommendations for upcoming reads, and discussion questions. I wish there was a kit like this for all books. I'd be more apt to pick up certain books for my book club. The work is done and looks like the making of a good time.
I loved how comprehensive this Book Club Kit was! Featuring a great bit of Author Interview, we learn some great information about Angeline Boulley and her motivations/feelings/desires in writing and sharing this story. I never realized how much of herself, she put into Daunis' character. In addition to the great author input, I loved the reading suggested too. Several of the listed books or their authors are already on my TBR but there were several new ones as well. I appreciate the varying age range for those recommendations too, since Firekeeper's Daughter is YA but written with some darker themes.
I love the book lists that are included at the end of this guide! As well as the bookmarks and the other little extras. Super cute and informative.
This might be one of my top 10 books of all time. It's intense and captivating; I couldn't put it down. I read Firekeeper's Daughter in one sitting and I wanted more! While it is a YA novel, I would recommend it for adults as well. An amazing perspective that is so often lost on bookshelves.
As a teacher, I have now included this book in my classroom library for my middle school students. It's a vitally important topic that all students should be exposed to.
While this book kit doesn't have as many interactive features as some do, the book recommendations and resources are appreciated, and the discussion questions will make for a thoughtful book club!
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC.
I'm very thankfull for the trigger warnings in the begining. I'm sensitive to one of them, so I could prepare mentally when reading. Also, the bookmarks are just lovely!
While this is my first book club kit and review of one, I thought this kit had a lot of cool things that I didn't expect. The author interview included several interesting questions, some of which I had wondered myself and others I hadn't thought of. It included the typical "what inspired this story" type questions, but there were also questions about her culture and tying it to the book. It was very interesting to read. The printable bookmarks were very cute. My book club felt as though the discussion guide had several good thought-provoking questions that tied to the book. My favorite part of the kit were the book recommendations at the end. While I am not of indigenous culture, I love supporting authors of different ethnicity/belief/etc. and reading about different perspectives/ways of life. I also love authors supporting other authors, especially those of "minority," since not a lot of people know/read indigenous books or know of resources/helplines for Indian communities. Overall, this book club kit was great quality and I would recommend it to others.
I finished reading Firekeeper's Daughter recently and found this to be a really comprehensive kit (which is perfect because I'm thinking of pitching it as the next book for the book club I'm in...).
I thought this would mainly consist of a bunch of discussion questions, but it's organized well and contains content/trigger warnings, the book synopsis, an author interview, discussion questions, suggestions for other books to read (written by indigenous authors), and even a list of organizations that help to support indigenous communities. It'd be lovely to have a kit like this for every book club pick we had!
My neighborhood book club loved using this discussion kit as well as the bookmarks! Thank you for a wonderful guide filled with great tidbits from the author as well as great questions to help us take a deep dive into this story. Great resource for any discussion group from young adult to adult.
I loved this so much , especially the bookmark to print out ( i definitely did) lol ! This just helped me connect with the book so much more
I do not belong to a book club that is reading this book nor is the book on my TBR list. I do not think that the kit was very useful to me.
My group has finally decided to read FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER. This fine book club kit will definitely come in handy!
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC.
Opinions are mine.
This is a great book club kit! The letter from the author introducing herself serves as a clear connection to the text, and the discussion questions were thought-provoking. The additional books written by indigenous authors was a perfect place to broaden reading beyond traditional representation. I think this kind of novel and book club kit would work really well in a high school class focusing on under-represented voices in literature.
This is a great guide for a book club! I really enjoyed reading the discussion with Angeline Boulley, and understanding her motivations would make any book club that much better because it allows a deeper connection with the novel. I also really liked the bookmarks because of the quotes included.
This is an amazing Book Club that will be so great to use with my high school students! I love that everything was so easy to use and you can pick and choose what works!
I loved this book back when I read it so I was excited to see a book club kit for it!