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Canada DOES Read! See the Shortlist for 2016

01.22.2016

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @zaraalexis / @zaraasian

It’s that time of year again when CBC announces the five titles of Canadian literature as chosen by its advocates for its annual debate, Canada Reads. 

This year’s host, Wab Kinew, a former panelist on Canada Reads, defended Joseph Boyden’s, The Orenda, and returns this year to host the event for the second time.

This year’s theme is about “starting over” and the following panelists have chosen Canadian books that they feel best represent transformation and the struggles in starting a new life.

Because Canada Reads begins on March 21 and lasts for four days, you have a chance now, to stock up on and read this year’s titles to see if you agree:

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Bruce Poon Tip will be defending Birdie by Tracey Lindberg.

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Farah Mohamed will be defending Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz.

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Clara Hughes will be defending The Illegal by Lawrence Hill.

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Adam Copeland will be defending Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter.

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Vinay Virmani will be defending The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami.

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Have you read any of the books that will be discussed in this year’s Canada Reads event?

Which book do you think will win this year’s Canada Reads title? Why?

Debates are usually won by those who make the strongest arguments. Based on what you know about the panelists for this year’s debate, who do you think will make the most compelling arguments on behalf of the book he/she is representing?

Which Canadian books would you like to see featured as contenders in next year’s Canada Reads debate?

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Until next time, happy reading!

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