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Canada Reads 2021 Day Two: Watch the replay

Four books remain in Canada's great book debate! Check out all the action from the second day of debates here.

Canada Reads 2021: Day Two

7 months ago
1:05:02
Four books and their champions are left on the second day of this title fight. Which book will be knocked off the Canada Reads shelf next? 1:05:02

It's Day Two of Canada Reads 2021! Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee was eliminated on Day One, which means its champion, Scott Helman, is a free agent.

It's now down to four contending books — which one will be the next to go?

The champions and their chosen books are:

Watch the recap of Day Two on this page or find other ways and times to tune in here.

The second round of Canada's annual battle of the books (March 9, 2021) was both intense and passionate as the contending panellists went head-to-head on why their book is the "one book to transport us."

Moderated by host Ali Hassan, the panellists assessed the writing and style of the contending books and discussed the literary themes of accessibility, agency and emotional complexity — with the ensuing debates leading to a suspenseful final vote.

Check this link to find out which book was voted off on Day One & Two of Canada Reads 2021.

Want to learn more about the books? Check out the Canada Reads 2021 podcast.

GIVEAWAY: Win a set of the Canada Reads books!

HOW TO ENTER: Email cbcbooks@cbc.ca with the subject line: "Canada Reads Giveaway." Answer this question in your email: What Canada Reads book would you pick up to read first? Must enter by Thursday, March 11, 2021 at midnight ET. 

CBC Contest rules apply. Four winners will be randomly selected and notified by email.


Here are some other ways you can tune into Canada Reads 2021:

ON RADIO: Canada Reads will air on CBC Listen at 11:05 a.m. ET, CST, MT, PT at 1:05 p.m. in AT, and at 1:35 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

ON TV: CBC TV will broadcast Canada Reads at 1 p.m. ET, CST, MT, PT; at 2 p.m. in AT; and at 2:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

PODCAST: New episodes of Canada Reads will be posted daily on CBC Listen. You can also download them wherever you get your podcasts.

ONLINE: CBC Books will livestream the debates at 11 a.m. ET on CBCBooks.caYouTubeFacebook and Gem. The debates will be available to replay online each day. The livestreams on YouTube and Facebook will be available to watch outside Canada.

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