The Canada Reads contenders have been announced, and it looks like they’re gearing up for a great debate! This year, the theme is “starting over”, and all of the books feature transformation or second chances, something I think we can all relate to in some way.
All of the books will be defended during the Canada Reads debates, which will take place from March 21-24, 2016. Each book is defended by a famous Canadian who will strive to make “their” book feel the most relevant, in order to earn votes. As well this year, there will be a social media panelist who will read the books and lead the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
This year, the books–and the celebrities defending them–are:
Adam Copeland defending MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO by Michael Winter.
Bruce Poon Tip defends BIRDIE by Tracey Lindberg
Clara Hughes will be defending THE ILLEGAL by Lawrence Hill
Farah Mohamed will defend BONE & BREAD by Saleema Nawaz
You can find out more about Canada Reads, the authors, and the defenders at the Canada Reads website right here. It’s going to be an exciting event!