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Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline

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aboriginal & indigenous, environment, dystopian
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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
published: May 2017
ISBN:9781770864863
publisher: Cormorant Books
Description

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.

About the Author
Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor whose award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. Her first book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007 and her novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was released in 2013. In 2014, she was named the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and became the first Aboriginal Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library. Her book A Gentle Habit was published in August 2016.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
13 to 100
Grade:
8 to 17
Awards
  • , Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
  • Winner, Kirkus Prize (Young Readers' Literature)
Editorial Reviews

“Miigwans is a true hero; in him Dimaline creates a character of tremendous emotional depth and tenderness, connecting readers with the complexity and compassion of Indigenous people. A dystopian world that is all too real and that has much to say about our own.” Starred review

— Kirkus Reviews

"A timely and necessary read ... powerful and endlessly smart, it’s a crucial work of fiction for people of all ages." Starred review

— Quill and Quire

There's a quality in Dimaline's writing that reached from the page, into my being ... That's a specific reference to the residential schools of the past, where so much was taken from Native children. It is one of many points in The Marrow Thieves where - painfully or with exquisite beauty - Dimaline's story resonates with me. It will resonate with other Native readers, too, especially those who are Anishinabe. Several tribal nations are mentioned in here, too ... There's so much more to say ... about Miggs and Isaac, about Ri, about Minerva, about French. But I'll stop and let you be with these achingly dear characters. I highly recommend The Marrow Thieves.

— American Indians in Children's Literature

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