Marc Kielburger suggests two novels that could change Canada


Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to share their book recommendations with us! 

Today we turn to Marc Kielburger, an author, humanitarian and activist. He co-founded Free the Children and Me to We with his brother Craig Kielburger, organizations dedicated to empowering youth to become socially engaged.

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

"Life of Pi leaves a powerful message behind for its readers; to believe in the impossible and not be limited by what other people tell you or by your own fears."


The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

"This is an incredible story about one person's struggles through slavery in West Africa and their journey to freedom. No matter how terrible a situation or how many hardships faced, the heroine of the story remains strong throughout, never letting other people dictate her fate."

Marc's picks are fantastic choices -- but both have been on Canada Reads before. Life of Pi was defended by Nancy Lee in 2003 and The Book of Negroes won in 2009, thanks to a stellar defence by Avi Lewis. Which means, it's up to you, Canada! What book do you think has the power to inspire change in Canada? Submit your recommendation now!

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