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Canada Reads Listening Party

 

Join us at the Main branch at 11 a.m. from Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 28 and listen to the CBC 2019 Canada Reads broadcast!

 

This year’s defenders have selected their pick for One Book to Move You, including:

 

  • Musician Chuck Comeau defends Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung
  • Model Lisa Ray defends Brother by David Chariandy
  • Science journalist Ziya Tong defends By Chance Alone by Max Eisen
  • Actor Yanic Truesdale defends Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins
  • Fashion guru Joe Zee defends The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong

 

Fill up your travel mug with your coffee or tea, bring a snack, and indulge in the classic Ottawa pastime of listening to CBC Radio One and passionately agreeing – or disagreeing – with everything you hear!

 

As a bonus, by attending our listening party you can enter for a chance to win an epic prize pack: a copy of all five books!

 

Listening will take place on the 1st floor by the magazine section and FOPLA bookstore.

 

Come one day, come every day – come on your own, or bring as many friends as you can sneak out of the office.  Feed your Canada Reads addiction!

 

Language

English

Age group

Adult
Adults 50-plus
Newcomers

Canada Reads 2019 by Alison_OPL

This year's theme: One Book to Move You.

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    Brother

    By Chariandy, David
    "David Chariandy's Brother takes us inside the lives of the mixed heritage sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Rooted in Chariandy's own experience growing up as a person of colour in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, the novel is a beautiful meditation on discrimination, agency, grief and the power of human relationships." - CBC Books
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    Brother

    By Chariandy, David
    "David Chariandy's Brother takes us inside the lives of the mixed heritage sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Rooted in Chariandy's own experience growing up as a person of colour in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, the novel is a beautiful meditation on discrimination, agency, grief and the power of human relationships." - CBC Books
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    Brother

    By Chariandy, David
    EXPRESS E-BOOK (HOLDS NOT ALLOWED) _______________________________________________________________________________________________ "David Chariandy's Brother takes us inside the lives of the mixed heritage sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Rooted in Chariandy's own experience growing up as a person of colour in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, the novel is a beautiful meditation on discrimination, agency, grief and the power of human relationships." - CBC Books
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    Brother

    By Chariandy, David
    Talking books for print disabled customers. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ "David Chariandy's Brother takes us inside the lives of the mixed heritage sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Rooted in Chariandy's own experience growing up as a person of colour in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, the novel is a beautiful meditation on discrimination, agency, grief and the power of human relationships." - CBC Books
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    By Chance Alone

    A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz
    By Eisen, Max
    "When Max Eisen was 15 years old, he and his family were taken from their home to Auschwitz, where Eisen worked as a slave labourer. He survived the Holocaust and emigrated to Canada in 1949. Eisen has toured the world, educating people about the horrors he survived during the Second World War. He has recorded his memories in the deeply moving memoir By Chance Alone." - CBC Books
  • Image: By Chance Alone

    By Chance Alone

    A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz
    By Eisen, Max
    "When Max Eisen was 15 years old, he and his family were taken from their home to Auschwitz, where Eisen worked as a slave labourer. He survived the Holocaust and emigrated to Canada in 1949. Eisen has toured the world, educating people about the horrors he survived during the Second World War. He has recorded his memories in the deeply moving memoir By Chance Alone." - CBC Books
  • Image: By Chance Alone

    By Chance Alone

    A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz
    By Eisen, Max
    EXPRESS E-BOOK (HOLDS NOT ALLOWED) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ "When Max Eisen was 15 years old, he and his family were taken from their home to Auschwitz, where Eisen worked as a slave labourer. He survived the Holocaust and emigrated to Canada in 1949. Eisen has toured the world, educating people about the horrors he survived during the Second World War. He has recorded his memories in the deeply moving memoir By Chance Alone." - CBC Books
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    Homes

    A Refugee Story
    By al Rabeeah, Abu Bakr
    "Homes is a memoir of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah's childhood in Iraq and Syria. Just before civil war broke out, the al Rabeeah family left Iraq for safety in Homs, Syria. Al Rabeeah was 10 years old when the violence began in his new home. He remembers attacks on his mosque and school, car bombings and firebombs. Now a high school student in Edmonton, Alta., al Rabeeah shares his story with writer Winnie Yeung in hopes it will bring greater understanding of Syria." - CBC Books
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    Homes

    A Refugee Story
    By al Rabeeah, Abu Bakr
    "Homes is a memoir of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah's childhood in Iraq and Syria. Just before civil war broke out, the al Rabeeah family left Iraq for safety in Homs, Syria. Al Rabeeah was 10 years old when the violence began in his new home. He remembers attacks on his mosque and school, car bombings and firebombs. Now a high school student in Edmonton, Alta., al Rabeeah shares his story with writer Winnie Yeung in hopes it will bring greater understanding of Syria." - CBC Books
  • Image: Homes

    Homes

    A Refugee Story
    By al Rabeeah, Abu Bakr
    EXPRESS E-BOOK (HOLDS NOT ALLOWED) ______________________________________________________________________________________________ "Homes is a memoir of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah's childhood in Iraq and Syria. Just before civil war broke out, the al Rabeeah family left Iraq for safety in Homs, Syria. Al Rabeeah was 10 years old when the violence began in his new home. He remembers attacks on his mosque and school, car bombings and firebombs. Now a high school student in Edmonton, Alta., al Rabeeah shares his story with writer Winnie Yeung in hopes it will bring greater understanding of Syria." - CBC Books