Angela Weir Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation for Southern AZ
Cherie Dimaline's 2017 book, "The Marrow Thieves," won the Governor General's Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award and was named by TIME magazine as one of the best young adult books of all time. Her novel, "Empire of Wild," became an instant Canadian best-seller and was named Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019. Her new novel is "Into the Bright Open", a re-telling of "The Secret Garden." Dimaline spent many years working in and for Indigenous communities and now lives in her home territory where she is a registered and active member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community.
Awards: PREVIOUS WORKS HAVE WON: Kirkus Prize; Governor General's Award for Literature; Timothy Findley Award from the Writer's Trust; Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature
Communities: Indigenous or Native American