Why Jully Black thinks The Marrow Thieves should win Canada Reads
The finalists for Canada Reads 2018 have been announced and now it's up to the defenders to make the case for why their selection should win CBC's annual battle of the books.
The debates, hosted by Ali Hassan, take place March 26-29, 2018.
"This book opened my eyes to the fact that grief does not have to stay with you forever. I just buried my mom two months ago and got the book and it totally elevated my life. The soul has no age; I learned from a 16-year-old in the book and an 80-year-old in the book. [I learned] the fact that you have relatives that are blood and you have family that you choose. Our Indigenous people are living this existence right now. This is one book that will open your eyes and this is the book that Canada should read."
The Canada Reads 2018 contenders:
- Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending The Boat People by Sharon Bala
- Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad
- Greg Johnson, defending Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson
- Jeanne Beker, defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
- Jully Black, defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline