Canada Reads

Canada Reads 2018 Day One: Watch the replay

Five books. Five champions. One title will be voted off the Canada Reads table on March 26, 2018. Watch the first day here.

Canada Reads 2018: The battle of the books begins!

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Let the battle of the books begin! Canada Reads is CBC's annual literary debate show. 44:08

The opening round of Canada Reads 2018 kicked off March 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. ET. Over four days, the panellists will bring their diverse perspectives to this year's theme: One Book to Open Your Eyes. This year's host is comedian Ali Hassan.

Each panellist was given the opportunity to make an opening pitch for their respective book, then defend it when the question turned to whether their book was truly the one that all Canadians need to read right now.

The Day One debates — which touched on themes such as empathy, inclusivity, self-healing and understanding the human condition — were engaging, thoughtful and persuasive. 

The 2018 contenders are:

How to tune into Canada Reads 2018:

ONLINE: The debates are available for replay online.

PODCAST: Episodes of Canada Reads are available on CBC and on iTunes.


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