Canada Reads: Why Chuck Comeau is championing Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung

Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.
Chuck Comeau is defending Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung on Canada Reads 2019. (CBC)

Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books, is officially back for another round of high-stakes debate. This year's theme is "one book to move you."

Over the next couple of weeks on q, each of the five panellists will defend their book choices. Today, we hear from Chuck Comeau, the drummer for the band Simple Plan. He's championing Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.

You can catch the Canada Reads debates starting on March 25 on CBC Radio One and at cbc.ca/books. You'll hear a lot more from the remaining 2019 panellists in the coming weeks on q.

Produced by ​Chris Trowbridge

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