Canada Reads 2022 Shortlist

The Canada Reads 2022 Shortlist has Arrived!

 
The debates will take place March 28-31, 2022. They will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC ListenCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

 

See the original CBC article here or scroll down to get your copy at TNRL.

Christian Allaire champions Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

In Five Little Indians, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie were taken from their families and sent to a residential school when they were very small. Barely out of childhood, they are released without resources and left to establish adult lives in eastside Vancouver.

Malia Baker champions Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

Scarborough is the multi-voiced story of a neighbourhood that refuses to fall apart in the face of poverty and crime. Weaving together the stories of three children growing up in difficult circumstances with the stories of three adults who are doing their best to help them out, Scarborough is a vibrant and emotional debut.

Tareq Hadhad champions What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

What Strange Paradise is a novel that tells the story of a global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. Nine-year-old Amir is the only survivor from a ship full of refugees coming to a small island. He ends up with a teenage girl named Vanna, who lives on the island. Even though they don't share a common language or culture, Vanna becomes determined to keep Amir safe.

Suzanne Simard champions Life In the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller

Life in the City of Dirty Water is a memoir by Cree activist Clayton Thomas-Müller. It covers his entire life: from playing with toy planes as a way to escape the intergenerational pain of Canada's residential school system to spending time in juvenile detention and later becoming an activist in the fight against colonial racism, environment degradation and violence.

Mark Tewksbury champions Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black tells the story of 11-year-old Washington Black, who was born into slavery on a Barbados sugar plantation. His master is Christopher Wilde, a man obsessed with developing a machine that can fly. The two develop a bond, but when a man is killed, Wilde must choose between his family and saving Washington's life — and the choice results in an unforgettable adventure around the world.

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