Canada Reads 2019 Day Two: Watch the replay
The second round of Canada's annual battle of the books (March 26, 2019) was engrossing and spirited as the contending panellists went head-to-head on why their book is the one book all Canadians must read.
- Day Two Highlight | Joe Zee & Chuck Comeau on the pain of leaving home
- Day Two Highlight | Lisa Ray & Yanic Truesdale on the double standards experienced by male and female artists
Moderated by host Ali Hassan, the panellists talked about the writing and setting of the books and the literary themes of empathy, forgiveness and human spirit — with the ensuing debates leading to a tense final vote.
- Chuck Comeau defending Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung
- Lisa Ray defending Brother by David Chariandy
- Ziya Tong defending By Chance Alone by Max Eisen
- Yanic Truesdale defending Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins
- Joe Zee defending The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong
After one hour of debate, the five panellists voted a second book off the show. Which title will be the next to go?
Catch up on the other Canada Reads 2019 episodes: