When I think of the future, I think of advanced technology as well as tons of trash piling up. However, in the fictional future of The Marrow Thieves, technology has failed and pollution has passed its sustainable limits. As a result, bone marrow is in constant demand for the privileged, and the governments of the new world have put bounties on people's bone marrow in order to meet them. The novel follows the last group of indigenous peoples of the world as they run for their lives. This book resonates with the history of many Indigenous peoples, specifically Canadian Indigenous peoples who suffered during the residential school systems' cultural genocide. In this book, you will find themes of not only prejudice, power, and corruption, but also themes of friendship, survival, and hope. I highly recommend this book to anyone. — From Rosie's Picks
Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and M tis Young Adult Literature
Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.
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.