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. The 2020 theme is One book to bring Canada into focus. In this collection, hear from the writers of this year's shortlisted books, past Canada Reads champions on their debating tips, and past contenders.
Below, check out our How to Use Canada Reads in the Classroom teacher guide, along with book excerpts and backgrounders for the 2020 books.
Watch or listen to CBC's Canada Reads debates July 20-23, 2020 at cbc.ca/canadareads.