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The Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline

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dystopian, environment, aboriginal & indigenous
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list price: $9.99
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published: May 2017
ISBN:9781770864870
publisher: Cormorant Books
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Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads
Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize
Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards
A Globe and Mail Best Book
"A timely and necessary read ... powerful and endlessly smart, it's a crucial work of fiction for people of all ages." Starred Review - Quill & Quire

 

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.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
13 to 100
Grade:
8 to 17
Awards
  • , Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards
  • Short-listed, CBC Canada Reads
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwarts Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Kirkus Prize (Young Readers' Literature)
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
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

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

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

— Quill & Quire

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