Canada Reads 2018

Jully Black

Jully Black is defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline on Canada Reads 2018.

Defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Jully Black is defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. (CBC)

Jully Black is defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline on Canada Reads 2018.

With her powerhouse vocals, hilarious personality and love of people, Jully Black has been dubbed "Canada's queen of R&B" by fans and peers. She has shared the stage with superstars such as the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Celine Dion, Elton John and Etta James. Her passion for philanthropy has taken her from the shantytowns of Bangladesh to the villages of South Africa and all across Canada. As a woman of faith, she champions important causes and believes in using her career as a platform to inspire others to celebrate the greatness that lies within each of us.

Canada Reads

The Canada Reads defenders and authors took the stage in Toronto to discuss the five books that will be championed on CBC's battle of the books from March 26-29, 2018. Here and Now's Gill Deacon hosted the event in the Glenn Gould Studio. 1:07:45
This morning is a big day for books in Canada — it's the day that we get to find out this year's panellists and their book choices for Canada Reads 2018. This year's battle of the books will revolve around the theme "One Book to Open Your Eyes," celebrating titles that challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. All five of the panellists — Jully Black, Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Tahmoh Penikett, Greg Johnson, Jeanne Beker — join guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio to reveal their choices for the book they think all Canadians should read. 14:24
The 2018 Canada Reads panellists share a few strategies and discuss their competition style. 2:09

Other interviews

Jully Black, R&B singer-songwriter, talks about her 20-year journey in the music industry and what it means to be a woman in music today. 3:51
R&B queen Jully Black performs her song 'At the Roncies.' 6:17
The Canadian singer (new album: <i>The Black Book</i>) talks about self-made destiny and musical identity before singing random lines with soul. 11:48

The Canada Reads 2018 contenders

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