The Marrow ThieveseBook - 2017
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We are proud to partner with more than 60 community partners in Saint Paul for Read Brave: Our Climate Crisis. Use this guide to support your participation in Read Brave this year. Do not hesitate to contact us at ReadBrave@ci.stpaul.mn.us if you have any questions. 2020 Books & Resources We are excited to offer The Marrow Thieves and Climate Justice as simultaneous use e-books (and an… (more)
About the book The Marrow Thieves, by Canadian Métis author, Cherie Dimaline, is this year’s primary book selection. A 2018 Canada Reads finalist, the young-adult novel imagines a dystopian future where global warming has ravaged the earth and, with it, most people’s ability to dream. Indigenous people, who can still dream, are hunted for their marrow to create a serum for others. The story… (more)
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Saint Anthony Park book club - March 2020
Discussion: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 12:30. Arlington Hills Community Center, Room C.
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Everyone tells their own coming-to story. That’s the rule. Everyone’s creation story is their own.
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Fifteen-year-old Frenchie is a survivor, the last remaining member of his family after seeing his brother snatched by the government. In a near-future where the world is falling apart thanks to the results of global warming, society is also plagued by a new problem. People have forgotten how to dream, and this dreamlessness is slowly driving them mad. Only the Indigenous population retains the ability to dream, and it is their bone marrow that seems to hold the key to why they have not succumbed to this new plague. As the madness spreads, the government takes a page from history, and begins herding the remaining First Nations people into facilities modeled on residential schools, where their marrow is harvested at the cost of their lives. The few who remain free push northward into the wilderness, trying outrun the reach of the government. But a confrontation with the Recruiters is inevitable, and one day there will be nowhere left to run.
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