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Young Adult Fiction Aboriginal & Indigenous


by (author) Teresa Wouters

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Aboriginal & Indigenous, General, General (see also headings under Social Themes), General (see also headings under Social Topics), Canada, General (see also headings under Family), General (see also headings under Family)
Recommended Age
13 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
Recommended Reading age
13 to 18
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
    $27.99 USD

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Sixteen-year-old Josh is no stranger to gang life. His dad, the leader of the Warriors, a gang on their reserve, is in jail, and Josh’s older brother has taken charge.

Josh’s mom has made it clear the Warriors and their violence aren’t welcome in her home — Josh’s dad and brother included. She wants Josh to focus on graduating high school. Josh is unsure whether gang life is for him — that is until gang violence arrives on his doorstep.

Turning to the Warriors, Josh, now known as “Creeboy,” starts down the path to becoming a full gang member — cutting himself off from his friends, family and community outside the gang.

It’s harder than ever for Creeboy to envision a different future for himself. Will anything change his mind?


About the author

TERESA WOUTERS is a Métis teacher, musician, actress, TV personality, public speaker and writer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies, a Bachelor of Education degree and a BFA in Creative Writing. Teresa lives in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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Editorial Reviews

This novel is an important read for a better understanding of gang power and life in an Indigenous community plagued by poverty and a lack of opportunities.


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