Tuesday January 30, 2018
Canada Reads 2018 panellists on their choices for the 'one book to open your eyes'
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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.
The contenders and their chosen books are:
- Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending The Boat People by Sharon Bala
- Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad
- Greg Johnson, defending Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson
- Jeanne Beker, defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
- Jully Black, defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
All five of the panellists join guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio to reveal their choices for the book they think all Canadians should read. To learn more about the panellists and their picks, go to cbc.ca/books.
— Produced by Vanessa Nigro