Parents need to know that 2022 Michael J. Printz Award winner Firekeeper's Daughter is a beautifully written, intricately crafted tale by Native American (Ojibwe) Angeline Boulley, set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 2004. The story involves past local scandals and a current meth epidemic on the local Ojibwe reservation: Narrator Daunis Fontaine, 18 as the story opens, is the child of Levi Firekeeper, a now-deceased local hockey god and poor kid from the rez, and the naive 16-year-old daughter of the richest family in Sault Ste. Marie. Her half-brother Levi, three months younger, is the child of the same hockey god and the girl who got him drunk and into her bed, and was married to him with the baby when Daunis' mom returned from having her own child. Despite this toxic start, the two sibs have always been close. Also good at hockey. Growing up in two worlds of her mom's wealthy family and her late dad's relatives, Daunis isn't sure where she belongs. But after her best friend Lily's meth-crazed boyfriend kills Lily and then himself, Daunis agrees to go undercover to find out who's making and selling the meth that's ruining lives and causing murders on the reservation. In the process, she's romantically involved with the faux-teen undercover agent on Levi's hockey team. The story is full of crude language, bawdy humor, and violence, from fistfights and deliberate injury of hockey players to rape and murder. It is also full of surprises as characters reveal unsuspected strengths and flaws, leading to many plot twists. There's a lot of history about past atrocities against Native Americans, including kids forced into boarding school and babies taken away to be adopted off the rez. Adult and teen characters have sex, teen girls have birth control implants, adult characters cheat on their spouses. Gambling, from the casino that supports the tribe to the card games of the elders, is part of the social fabric. Lots of drinking and drugging are central to the plot, but not seen as attractive. There's also a strong message of love, family, acceptance, belonging, finding out who you are, and standing up for what's right.