Cook County Reading and Book Community Group – Daughter of a Firefighter

Cook County Reading and Book Community Group – Daughter of a Firefighter

Partners: Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais Public Library, Cook County Higher Education, and CARE – Commission for the Processing of Racial Equality

Lecturer: Gwen Danfelt – Drury Lane Books

Free Personal Book Set – Shared Luck and Discussion September 29th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Cook County High Education in room 214.

RSVP: | 218-387-3411 |

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

Join the community in reading The Firekeeper’s Daughter this September. We hope the Reading This Society series will equip and inspire our community, adults and youth alike, to imagine and create a more inclusive and equitable world. When we read together as a community, we become part of something larger than ourselves.

Join us for a face-to-face book group – a book discussion and common fortune in Cook County Higher Education. This reading community is a book club where everyone in the community is welcome!

CCHE hopes to offer a Zoom meeting with writer Angeline Boulley in October 2022 – look for more information in the future.

Firekeeper’s Daughter directed by Angeline Boulley is a thrilling thriller with a rich exploration of the modern original experience, an appreciation of current and historical grievances, and a powerful celebration of community.

The Firekeeper’s Daughter is available at the Grand Marais Public Library and Drury Lane books, e-books, and audiobook transcripts are also available.

Contact to have questions in mind as you read on. What other questions do you find yourself asking or considering?

Cook County Community Read 2022-2023 will feature a series of fiction and nonfiction, with new topics and materials introduced in early fall, late fall, winter and spring. Want to plan ahead? Here are two additional books that will be part of Cook County Community Read – The Vanishing Half by Brett Bennett and Walking the Old Road by Staci Druillard.

Seeking to attend Zoom Books – Firekeeper’s Daughter, please contact

Book Collection Coordinator: Gwen Danvelt is a director and book buyer at Drury Lane Books and has been involved in book clubs for over 20 years. She has a degree in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota and has facilitated several local book clubs. When she’s not working, walking around, hiking or hanging out with her 7-year-old, she’s usually reading!


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