Why Jeanne Beker thinks Forgiveness should win Canada Reads
The finalists for Canada Reads 2018 have been announced and now it's up to the defenders to make the case for why their selection should win CBC's annual battle of the books.
The debates, hosted by Ali Hassan, take place March 26-29, 2018.
"Those of us lucky enough to have heard our families' survival stories firsthand share a window onto a world of unspeakable loss and profound pain. But it's these very tales of toughness and tenacity that light our paths and often define who we are. Forgiveness sheds light on a shameful chapter in our history, but it also shows us that healing is possible with tolerance and compassion. The message for Canadians is a timely one. Forgive in order to move forward and never, ever forget."
The Canada Reads 2018 contenders:
- Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending The Boat People by Sharon Bala
- Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad
- Greg Johnson, defending Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson
- Jeanne Beker, defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
- Jully Black, defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline