Canada Reads 2015: Day Three

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Day Three:


Day Three recap:

On Day Three of the Canada Reads debates, the passionate literary discourse went to even higher levels. Following the very emotional (and many would say surprising) elimination of Thomas King's The Inconvenient Indian on Tuesday, the third episode saw plenty of eloquent opening statements, animated reactions and discussion around some tough questions, including how much the real-life urgency of the subject matter should come into play, or which book's characters may have had the least barriers to break through because they enjoyed the most privilege.

When it came time to vote, however, the panel was nearly unanimous in its selection. Craig Kielburger, Lainey Lui, Cameron Bailey and Kristin Kreuk all voted for And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier. Martha Wainwright, the book's defender, voted for When Everything Feels like the Movies by Raziel Reid.


This sets up Thursday's big finale: Kim Thuy's Ru, defended by Cameron Bailey, will face off against When Everything Feels like the Movies, defended by Lainey Lui. Who's excited?

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