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Meet the Canada Reads 2024 contenders

The debates take place March 4-7 on CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Books. This year, the great Canadian book debate is looking for one book to carry us forward.

Download a Canada Reads poster

If you'd like a poster for your school, bookstore or library, you can request one from CBC Books! You must submit your request by Feb. 5, 2024.

How to tune in to Canada Reads 2024: Watch, listen or stream the debates March 4-7

The debates will air on CBC TV, CBC Radio, CBC Listen, CBC Gem and CBC Books and will be available to download as a podcast.

Celebrate Canada Reads 2024 with a community event near you

In the lead up to and after Canada Reads 2024, communities across the country are celebrating with local events.

Canada Reads magnifies sales for Windsor-published novel on alternate history of Detroit

The Future by Catherine Leroux is a contender in this year's edition of Canada Reads. It's published by Windsor-based publisher Biblioasis and is being championed by author and poet Heather O'Neill.

CBC Kids Reads is back! 6 Canadian picture books in the running to be crowned this year's champion

The 'Canada Reads for kids' will air March 7 at 8:10 a.m. local time on CBC TV, CBC Gem & CBC Kids YouTube
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Téa Mutonji and Kudakwashe Rutendo discuss individualized representation and the power of female friendship

Actor Kudakwashe Rutendo is championing Toronto author Téa Mutonji's story collection Shut Up You’re Pretty on Canada Reads 2024. The debates will air on March 4-7.
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Heather O'Neill shares 6 books that fostered her love of reading

The bestselling writer is championing Catherine Leroux's The Future on Canada Reads 2024. The debates will air from March 4-7.
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Dallas Soonias and Jessica Johns talk about Cree culture, genre bending stories and the importance of dreams

The athlete and CBC Sports analyst is championing Bad Cree on Canada Reads 2024. The author-champion duo chatted with Ali Hassan on The Next Chapter.
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Heather O'Neill and Catherine Leroux chat about French Canadian history, feral children & the power of words

The bestselling Montreal writer Heather O’Neill is championing fellow Quebecer Catherine Leroux’s intriguing novel The Future on Canada Reads 2024. The great Canadian book debate airs March 4-7.
My Life in Books

Mirian Njoh shares 5 books that had a lasting impact — from Goodnight Moon to 'gateway' romance

The fashion influencer will champion Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune on Canada Reads 2024. The debates take place March 4-7!
My Life in Books

Dallas Soonias shares 6 books he loves — from colourful comics to powerful memoirs

The volleyball player and CBC Sports contributor will champion Bad Cree on Canada Reads 2024. The great Canadian book debate will air from March 4-7.
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Catherine Leroux channelled radical hope in dystopian novel The Future — now it's on Canada Reads

The Montreal-based writer spoke with Ryan B. Patrick on The Next Chapter. The Future will be championed by writer Heather O'Neill on Canada Reads 2024.
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How Denison Avenue brought an author and a former mayor together for noodles — and Canada Reads

Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and writer Christina Wong discuss the great Canadian book debate on The Next Chapter.
My Life in Books

Kudakwashe Rutendo shares 6 books that got her hooked on different genres

The rising actor will champion Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji on Canada Reads 2024. The great Canadian book debate will air from March 4-7.
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Romance on Canada Reads? Yes please, says panellist Mirian Njoh and author Carley Fortune

The duo behind Meet Me at the Lake discuss the great Canadian book debate with Ali Hassan on The Next Chapter. The debates take place March 4-7.

Téa Mutonji wrote about intense girlhood bonds in her first book — now it's on Canada Reads

The linked short story collection follows a teen girl's coming-of-age after moving to Canada from Congo. Shut Up, you're Pretty will be championed by Kudakwashe Rutendo during the great Canadian book debate.
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Carley Fortune dove into summer love and wrote a blockbuster romance — now it's on Canada Reads

Ryan B. Patrick interviews bestselling author Carley Fortune about her hit novels — and what inspired her to write them.  Meet Me at the Lake will be championed on Canada Reads 2024 by Mirian Njoh.

Watch Station Eleven on CBC Gem now!

The TV series adaptation of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is now available to stream! The novel was championed by Michael Greyeyes on Canada Reads 2023.

The Canada Reads 2024 longlist is here!

This year, Canada Reads is looking for one book to carry us forward. The panellists and the books they choose to champion will be revealed on Jan. 11.

Mattea Roach, championing Ducks by Kate Beaton, wins Canada Reads 2023

Ducks is the first graphic memoir to win Canada Reads. The debates took place until March 30 on CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Books.

Canada Reads 2023: Watch the Finale replay here

It's the finale of the 22nd edition of the great Canadian book debate hosted by Ali Hassan. What is the one book to shift your perspective?
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Why Gurdeep Pandher thinks novel Hotline will shift Canadians perspective on the immigrant experience

On Day Three of Canada Reads, Gurdeep Pandher shared his thoughts on the novel Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah.

Canada Reads 2023: Watch the Day Three replay here

The 22nd edition of the great Canadian book debate hosted by Ali Hassan begins here. What is the one book to shift your perspective?
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'It turns away from despair': Michael Greyeyes on why he's championing Station Eleven on Canada Reads

On Day Three of Canada Reads, Michael Greyeyes shared his thoughts on the novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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