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2018 Canada Reads

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The Canada Reads debates, which take place from March 26 to 29, 2018, will be hosted for a second time by Ali Hassan from CBC's Laugh Out Loud.  This year's theme is, "One book to open your eyes."  The shortlist announcement was made on Jan. 30, 2018 — and this year's panelists were also unveiled. 

Bala, Sharon
Boat People

2018 Contender. Defended by Mozhdah Jamalzadah.

El Akkad, Omar
American War

2018 Contender. Defended by Tahmoh Penikett.

Davidson, Craig
Precious cargo

2018 Contender. Defended by Greg Johnson.

Sakamoto, Mark
Forgiveness

2018 Contender. Defended by Jeanne Beker.

Dimaline, Cherie
The marrow thieves

2018 Contender. Defended by Jully Black.