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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 (see also headings under Family), General, Canada, General (see also headings under Social Topics), General (see also headings under Social Themes), General (see also headings under Family)
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
    $27.99 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 13 to 18


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 Master's in Creative Writing (MFA). 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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