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Teen Radicle Book Club

Join us to discuss The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.   This is our second meeting and first reading.

New participants are welcome and encouraged to join!  After discussing The Marrow Thieves, we will discuss readings for next month.  We will work on a mission statement for the club.

 

The Marrow Thieves was written by Ojibway and Metis author Cherie Dimaline and published in 2017 by Dancing Cat Books.  The dystopian novel follows protagonist Frenchie, a young man struggling to survive in a future  plagued by climate change and the ill effects of industry.  In a world where most people have forgotten how to dream, native americans are hunted like commodities to harvest their marrow, a cure for the dreamlessness.  It touches on subjects including: indigenous rights, the violation of treaties, global warming, the sacred essence of language, the power of elders, exploitation, the Indian residential schools, ongoing resistance, pipelines, pollution, family, love, and survival.

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