The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

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Recommended by Lynn Thomas (@THOMLYNN101)

Form and genre: Novel, futuristic/dystopian, cli-fi, sci-fi thriller

Length: 180 pages

Summary: 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.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Contains some violence and rape. Recommended for Y9 and above.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: The novel has good character development and deals with a number of contemporary issues – climate change, growing environmental issues, selfishness of humans, ethics, and Indigenous people. Authentic voice – written by a Canadian Indigenous author.