Canada Reads 2021 Day Two: Watch the replay
It's now down to four contending books — which one will be the next to go?
The champions and their chosen books are:
- Olympian and broadcaster Rosey Edeh champions The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
- Singer-songwriter Scott Helman champions Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee
- Actor and filmmaker Devery Jacobs champions Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
- Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee champions Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
- Chef, recording artist and TV host Roger Mooking champions Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
Watch the recap of Day Two on this page or find other ways and times to tune in here.
- How to tune in to Canada Reads 2021
- Day One Highlight | 'The stories of our lives and... this Earth are intertwined': Scott Helman defends Two Trees Make a Forest
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
ONLINE: CBC Books will livestream the debates at 11 a.m. ET on CBCBooks.ca, YouTube, Facebook 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.