“One book to move you” is the theme of this year’s Canada Reads. From March 25-28, a panel of celebrities will engage in five hourlong discussions, defending their book of choice. Although one book is eliminated each day, the celebrity advocate remains to debate and discuss the remaining books. On March 28th, the winner is chosen.
These are the 2019 panelists and the books that moved them:
Chuck Comeau of the band Simple Plan defends Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung.
Lisa Ray, one of India’s best known cover models and actresses, defends Brother by David Chariandy
Ziya Tong, host of Discovery’s Daily Planet, defends By Chance Alone by Max Eisen
Yanic Truesdale, Québecois actor (Gilmore Girls) defends Suzanne by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins
Joe Zee, fashion correspondent and executive producer (Netflix’s 7Days Out) defends The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong
Check them out at your local bookstore or library. Listen to the lively debates on CBC Radio One, or watch the show live or streamed on demand on the free CBC Gem streaming service.
Which one do you think deserves to win Canada Reads 2019?