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Library and Archives Canada, Pellan Room (2nd Floor)395 Wellington St.
7:00pm

Canada Reads 2018:

Forgiveness with Mark Sakamoto
Presented wth Library and Archives Canada and CBC Canada Reads

Canada Reads 2018:

Forgiveness with Mark Sakamoto
Presented wth Library and Archives Canada and CBC Canada Reads
19
Monday
Mar
7:00pm
Library and Archives Canada, Pellan Room (2nd Floor)
395 Wellington St.
Mark Sakamoto
Canada Reads  is CBC's annual "Battle of the Books," and features five celebrity champions defending five Canadian books. Each day on the program, a book is voted "off the shelf," until one book is ultimately chosen as the title the whole country should read this year. The Canada Reads 2018 debates feature singer-songwriter Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending Sharon Bala's  The Boat People ; actor Tahmoh Penikett, defending Omar El Akkad's  American War ; tornado hunter Greg Johnson, defending Craig Davidson's  Precious Cargo ; fashion icon Jeanne Beker, defending Mark Sakamoto's  Forgiveness and singer-songwriter Jully Black, defending Cherie Dimaline's  The Marrow Thieves . The 2018 Canada Reads debates run from March 26-29.
 
Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto is the true story of how the author's grandparents survived the Second World War. A young Canadian soldier deployed to Hong Kong, Mark's maternal grandfather was captured by the Japanese and became a prisoner of war, enduring brutal conditions in captivity. His paternal grandmother, meanwhile, was forced from her home in Vancouver and interned in Alberta, along with many other Japanese-Canadian families. Forgiveness tells their stories, and the story of how they learned to forgive and move forward for the sake of their children. 
 
 

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