Canada Reads 2022: Watch the Day Two replay here
It's now down to four contending books — which one will be the next to go?
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The Canada Reads 2022 champions and their chosen books are:
- Ojibway author and Vogue fashion writer Christian Allaire champions Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
- Actor and activist Malia Baker champions Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
- Entrepreneur and former Syrian refugee Tareq Hadhad champions What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
- Forest ecologist and author Suzanne Simard champions Life In the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller
- Olympian and LGBTQ2+ advocate Mark Tewksbury champions Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Watch the recap of Day Two on this page. Find other ways to tune in — radio, podcast, television, on-demand stream — here.
- How to tune in to Canada Reads 2022
- Day One Highlight | 'It shows us a pathway forward': Suzanne Simard champions Life in the City of Dirty Water
The second round of Canada's annual great book debate (March 29, 2022) was both passionate and intense as the contending panellists went head-to-head on why their book is the "one book to connect us."
Moderated by host Ali Hassan, the panellists assessed the writing and style of the contending books and discussed the literary themes of self-discovery, healing and emotional complexity — with the ensuing debates leading to a tense final vote.
Want to learn more about the books? Check out the Canada Reads 2022 podcast.
WARNING: The books chosen for Canada Reads deal with difficult topics, such as trauma and abuse. These stories may be shared during the broadcast. Click this link to find publicly available resources for support.