Teen Reader’s Choice Award Nominee Spotlight: The Marrow Thieves

CCRCE News: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

“Mitch was smiling so big his back teeth shone in the soft light of the solar powered lamp we’d scavenged from someone’s shed.”

Once you’ve read this first sentence, you won’t be able to put down The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline, until you read the last.

Internationally acclaimed Cherie Dimaline is an award-winning Canadian author and editor from the Georgian Bay Métis community.

She is the winner of the Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature and the Kirkus Award for Young Readers. Cherie has also won Fiction Book of the Year from Anskohk Aboriginal Book Awards (Red Rooms).

She resides in Toronto where she coordinates the Annual Indigenous Writer’s Gathering. Cherie is the first Aboriginal Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library.

What’s so great about the plot to this dystopian thriller? Well…

“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.” – Amazon

We’re not the only ones who think The Marrow Thieves is awesome. Check out these awards:

  • 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

We selected, The Marrow Thieves, because it is an imaginative and thrilling dystopian novel written with a fresh voice.

If you want to learn more about Cherie Dimaline, check out the links below:

Canada Reads 2018
Cherie Dimaline http://www.cbc.ca/books/cherie-dimaline-1.4505184

How I Wrote It
The message YA novelist Cherie Dimaline has for young Indigenous readers http://www.cbc.ca/books/the-message-ya-novelist-cherie-dimaline-has-for-young-indigenous-readers-1.4195036

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cherie-Dimaline-188161724562388/

Twitter @cherie_dimaline

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CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award