Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

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Cover of Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
Author(s) Darcie Little Badger
Published August 25, 2020
Publisher Levine Querido
Genre(s) Mystery
Age group Young Adult

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger is a young adult book, originally published on August 25, 2020.

Trigger Warnings

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  • Anti-Native genocide (discussed)
  • Attempted kidnapping
  • Blood
  • Blood drinking
  • Bugs
  • Cannibalism (mentioned)
  • Car crash
  • Child abduction
    A flashback involves a character almost being taken.
  • Colonialism
  • Death
  • Death of animal (past)
  • Death of person
  • Divorce (past)
  • Drowning
  • Failures of criminal justice system
  • Grief
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Medical malpractice
  • Murder
  • Mutilation
    Character is crushed to death.
  • Paranormal creatures (ghosts, vampires, fae, mythological/folklore creatures)
  • Racial violence
  • Racism
  • Sale of human body parts (mentioned, past/historical)
  • Scalping (mentioned, past/historical)
  • Violence


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Asexual protagonist
  • Lipan Apache (Native American) protagonist*
  • Black side character
  • Lipan Apache (Native American) side characters*
  • Mixed race (Lipan Apache (Native American)/Spanish) side character
  • Spanish side character
  • WLW relationship (mentioned, off-page)