Description A friend of yours has seen you reading a novel for one of your classes. You say that you have written a short article on it for Turtle Island Reads, a new program that focuses on Indigenous literature and writers https://www.mcgill.ca/education/turtle-island-reads-2018. Indigenous literatures have proliferated over the last four decades to the point where Indigenous literature is now a distinct genre of literature that is widely available. The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline, Dancing Cat Books, 978-1770864863 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. (From Dancing Cat Books) Your commentary will be a minimum 750, maximum of 1000 words and provide the reader with An overview of the book (maximum 100 words) The theme(s) of the book and their connection to the Long Assault: Commentary on the book and its impact upon you A rating (up to 5 stars) of the book and a rationale for why you believe that the book should ce chosen as the top book in Turtle Island Reads You should present your commentary using bolded words as headings. You can be creative in your commentary, using images and quotes. You may wish to google ‘turtle island reads’ to get a sense of the program. We invite you to go to the Indigenous Literary Studies site http://www.indigenousliterarystudies.org/home as well as First Nations Communities READ https://www.booknetcanada.ca/blog/2018/5/30/first-nation-communities-read-announces-201819-shortlist for some ideas about how to present your book.
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