Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC's annual Battle of the Books has been getting people listening, watching and reading since 2001. Canada Reads is a "literary Survivor," with celebrities championing books. Books are voted "off the bookshelf" until one book is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year. This year's theme: One Book to Open Your Eyes. In this collection, Canada Reads 2018 contenders discuss their books and share their best writing tips.
Don't miss our How to Use Canada Reads in the Classroom teacher guide – plus the book excerpts and backgrounders for each title below.
Watch or listen to CBC's Canada Reads debates March 26-29 at cbc.ca/canadareads.