Canada Reads 2020 Day Two: Watch the replay
It's now down to four contending books — which one will be the next to go?
Watch the recap of Day Two on this page or find other ways and times to tune in here.
- Day Two Highlight | Why Kaniehtiio Horn is drawn to books that subvert the colonial gaze
- Day Two Highlight | George Canyon and Alayna Fender debate fiction vs. nonfiction when it comes to inspiring empathy
The second round of Canada's annual battle of the books (July 21, 2020) was passionate and at times heated as the contending panellists went head-to-head on why their book is "the one that will bring Canada into focus."
Moderated by host Ali Hassan, the panellists assessed the writing and style of the contending books and discussed the literary themes of accessibility, voice and empathy — with the ensuing debates leading to a suspenseful final vote.
The contenders and their chosen books are:
- Alayna Fender defending Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
- Akil Augustine defending Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
- Amanda Brugel defending We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
- Kaniehtiio Horn defending Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
- George Canyon defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
Here's where you can watch the other days of debate:
ON THE RADIO: Canada Reads will air on CBC Radio at 11:05 a.m. ET, CT, MT, PT; at 1:05 p.m. in Atlantic Canada; and at 1:35 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador. A repeat of the show will air at 10:05 p.m. local time, 10:35 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.