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Ziya Tong wins Canada Reads, defending Holocaust memoir By Chance Alone by Max Eisen

Watch all the highlights from the 2019 edition of the Great Canadian Book Debate.

Meet the 2019 Combat national des livres contenders

Combat national des livres, a five-day book debate show in French, will broadcast live on Radio-Canada from May 6-10, 2019.

Canada Reads 2019 Finale: Watch the replay

Only two books remain in contention in the annual battle of the books. Who will win? Find out today!

Canada Reads winners: Ziya Tong and Max Eisen on By Chance Alone

Author Max Eisen and science journalist Ziya Tong talk about winning Canada Reads 2019 and what they hope Canadians will take away from Eisen's moving story.
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Chuck Comeau about the type of stories we need right now

The Canada Reads panellist makes a final plea for the book he says all Canadians should read now.
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Ziya Tong reflects on heeding words of wisdom from elders before they are gone

The science journalist and Canada Reads 2019 panellist outlines why a Holocaust memoir is timely and relevant for our times.

Meet the Canada Reads 2019 contenders

Yanic Truesdale, Lisa Ray, Joe Zee, Ziya Tong and Chuck Comeau are each championing the one book they think all of Canada should read. The debates take place March 25-28.

Canada Reads 2019 Day Three: Watch the replay

Only three books remain in contention in the annual battle of the books!
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Chuck Comeau on the portrayal of Muslims in western pop culture

The musician and Canada Reads panellist on Muslim stereotyping.
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Lisa Ray on the loss of hope and the need to acknowledge diverse voices in Canada

The actor and Canada Reads 2019 panellist on the importance of understanding the challenges faced by many immigrant families in this country.
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Ziya Tong on respecting the pain of others, the scale of loss and what healing looks like

The science journalist and Canada Reads 2019 panellist outlines why Holocaust memoir is the one book to move all Canadians.

Canada Reads 2019 Day Two: Watch the replay

Only four books remain in contention in the annual battle of the books!
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Lisa Ray & Yanic Truesdale on the double standards experienced by male and female artists

The Canada Reads 2019 panellists discuss how male and female artists are criticized differently in society.
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Joe Zee & Chuck Comeau on the pain of leaving home

The Canada Reads 2019 panellists talk about the heartache refugees feel when leaving home behind.
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Ziya Tong and Joe Zee on confronting stereotypes and stigmas

The two Canada Reads panellists debated the delicate balance of revealing the stigma of mental illness and the risk of reinforcing stereotypes.
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Yanic Truesdale on why some are compelled to make hard choices in life

The actor and Canada Reads 2019 panellist on the importance of understanding how and why sometimes we choose to leave their past behind.

Canada Reads 2019 Day One: Watch the replay

The battle of the books begins!

It's Canada Reads crunch time and our podcast is here to help

Listen to six pre-show episodes of the Canada Reads podcast introducing you to the debates themselves and each of the 2019 contenders.

Watch the Canada Reads 2019 book trailers

Canada Reads 2019 is March 25-28. In anticipation of the debates, here are the trailers for each of the books that will be featured on the show.

21 facts you might not know about Canada Reads

As Canada Reads heads into its 18th season, we've gathered some interesting trivia about the show.

Canada Reads 2019 panellists compete in a book jenga Q&A challenge

Before the debates — March 25 to 28 — the Canada Reads panellists faced off with a tower of the books and some tough questions.

Here's how to bring Canada Reads to life in your classroom

Are you a high school teacher looking to engage your students in Canada Reads? An updated teacher guide and new resources for 2019 are available now on Curio!
Where I Write

From a sunny office to a dimly lit bar, Rhonda Mullins finds home everywhere she writes

As a translator, she works in lands created by others — "a land inhabited by their characters and thoughts."

Co-authors embrace newfound fame as Homes fans gush in N.L.

Winnie Yeung and Abu Bakr al Rabeeah spoke to a group of eighty people in Corner Brook Wednesday night about their now-famous book, Homes.
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Canada Reads contenders Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung on how books can change lives

Homes will be featured on Canada Reads 2019, defended by Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau.