Three books left on the Canada reads table. Only two will advance to the final.
Stream the third day of proceedings live on this page at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 30. Find other ways to tune in – radio, podcast, TV, on-demand streams – here.
Ali Hassan will moderate this round of debate. Then the panelists will vote to eliminate another book. Find out how we break ties on Canada reads here.
Tarek Hadhad and the novel What a strange paradise were voted on day two of Canada reads in a 3-1-1 vote. Hadhad is now a free agent alongside panelist Suzanne Simard, champion of Life in the Dirty Water City by Clayton Thomas-Müller, which was rejected on the first day of debate.
Find out how all the voting went here.
This means that the last three books in the running are: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez, defended by Malia Baker, five little indians by Michelle Good, defended by Christian Allaire, and Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, defended by Marc Tewksbury.
Find the first two days of debate:
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WARNING: The books chosen for Canada Reads deal with difficult subjects, such as trauma and abuse. These stories can be shared during the broadcast. Click this link to find publicly available support resources.