Canada Reads

 
 

Canada Reads

It's CBC's annual battle of the books! Five prominent Canadians gather around a table. Each one champions the book they believe is the one book all of Canada should read. Each day, one book is eliminated. The last book on the table wins. This is Canada Reads.

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After Canada Reads 2018

Canada Reads host Ali Hassan is joined on-stage by Cherie Dimaline (author of The Marrow Thieves), Sharon Bala (author of The Boat People) and Omar El Akkad (author of American War), whose novels were debated on CBC's battle of the books in 2018. Together, they discuss what it was like to see their books go head-to-head on a national platform and tackle some of the big issues that arose during the debates. This panel discussion was taped in front of a live audience at the Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton, Ont.

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Canada Reads 2018: Day Four

And then there were two. The remaining titles go head to head in the final day of debates.

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Canada Reads 2018: Day Three

With three books remaining, panellists discuss starting up necessary conversations through books.

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Canada Reads 2018: Day Two

With one book down and four remaining, it's day two of the battle of the books.

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Canada Reads 2018: Day One

Canada's ultimate battle of the books kicks off!

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Get to know Canada Reads (episode 1)

An introduction to the great Canadian book debate, for the uninitiated—featuring highlights from past seasons, introduced by Canada Reads host Ali Hassan.

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Introducing American War (episode 2)

In preparation for Canada Reads 2018, we take a closer look at Omar El Akkad's novel, which will be defended by actor Tahmoh Penikett.

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Introducing The Boat People (episode 3)

Canada Reads host Ali Hassan introduces listeners to Sharon Bala's debut, which will be defended by singer-songwriter Mozhdah Jamalzadah.

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Introducing Forgiveness (episode 4)

Mark Sakamoto's memoir Forgiveness will be defended by fashion icon Jeanne Beker in the Canada Reads 2018 debates.

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Introducing The Marrow Thieves (episode 5)

In anticipation of Canada Reads 2018, get acquainted with singer Jully Black's chosen book, The Marrow Thieves, written by Cherie Dimaline.

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Introducing Precious Cargo (episode 6)

Canada Reads host Ali Hassan takes a closer look at Craig Davidson's memoir Precious Cargo, which will be defended by Greg Johnson in the battle of the books.

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