If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to the upcoming Canada Reads 2014 debates, where five important Canadian books will be defended for this year’s prize. The theme this year is “One Novel to Change Our Nation”, and the five titles that will be discussed are:
COCKROACH by Rawi Hage, defended by award-winning comic/actor/writer Samantha Bee.
HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan, defended by athlete Donovan Bailey.
THE ORENDA by Joseph Boyden, defended by journalist Wab Kinew.
ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter, defended by actress Sarah Gadon.
THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD by Margaret Atwood, defended by activist Stephen Lewis.
You can find out about all of the books, the authors and the people defending them right here. But if you’re like us, you’ll want to follow along closely during the debates, and that’s why we’re going to have a fun event during March 5 & 6. Drop by the library anywhere from 1:30 – 8pm to watch the broadcast! See your favourites defend their books and have a discussion with other fans and readers. It’s free, and it’ll be playing all day, so take a few minutes to sit and listen. Who will win?