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Monday, April 8, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Speak: Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson; illus. by Emily Carroll

“After accidentally busting an end-of-summer party due to an unnamed incident, Melinda Sordino is ostracized by her peers because she will not say why she called the police. Based off of an award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
  • 2018 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice
  • A Quill & Quire Best Kids' Book of 2018
  •  A 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

“Xiomaria Batista feels unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fist and her fierceness do the talking.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • National Book Award Winner 2018
  • Numerous starred reviews.

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

“When five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year Selection
  • A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection
  • A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection
  • A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection
  • A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee
  • A Bustle.com Best Young Adult Book of May 2017
  • A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee
  • A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee
  • A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

“Will leaves his apartment with his brother’s gun tucked in his waistband. As he travels down on the elevator, the door opens on certain floors, and Will is confronted with a different figure from his past, each a victim of gun violence.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • A Newbery Honor Book
  • A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
  • A Printz Honor Book
  • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
  • Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
  • Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
  • An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner
  • An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017
  • A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017
  • A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Each week- until June 2nd- we're featuring one of the Top 1- Teen Reader's Choice Award books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

The Librarian of Auschwitz- by Antonio Iturbe; translated by Lilit Thwaites

"A teenager girl imprisoned in the notorious extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau keeps the secret library of a forbidden school. Compared to her fellow inmates, Dita Adlerova, 14, is relatively lucky."

This book has received starred reviews from the following institutions:

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus
  • School Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Shelf Awareness
  • The Horn Book

*The book also has Common Core connections*

Check this book and the rest of the Top 10 books out at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TCRA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your Favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

“Carver is a 17-year-old boy, who with the power of a seven-word text believes he is responsible for the deaths of his three best friends.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • Lincoln Prize NOMINEE 2019
  • Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Master List SELECTION 2019
  • Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List SELECTION 2018
  • Virginia Capitol Choices Award List SELECTION 2018
  • Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania Library Association) HONOR 2018
  • Westchester Fiction Award HONOR 2018

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Today we look at Book #4, Far From the Tree by Robin Benway, in the Teen Reader's Choice Award series.

“For Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family.”

This book has received the following:

  • National Book award winner, 2017
  • New York Times bestseller of 2017
  • Starred review from: Kirkus, School Library Journal & Publishers Weekly

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today! 

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote! Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

This week's book is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.             `

“18 year old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she's worked for begins to crumble.”

This book has received the following accolades:

  • YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Top Ten
  • Capitol Choices 2018, Fourteen and Up
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Teen Books
  • Goodreads Choice Awards 2017, Young Adult Fiction

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today! 

Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The second book in our TRCA series is: City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

“In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home”.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month – January 2017
  • An Apple iBooks Best of January 2017 Pick
  • Winter 2016-2017 Kids’ Indie Next Pick
  • A Teen Vogue Best New Young Adult Book – Jan 2017
  • A Bustle Best YA Book – January 2017
  • A Seventeen Magazine Best Book Pick of 2017
  • A 2017 B&N Best Young Adult Book
  • An NPR 2017 Best Book
  • A 2018 Bank Street Best Book

Check out this book and the rest of the Top 10 at your CCRCE library today!

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Each week – until June 2nd – we will be featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books.

The first book is The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater.

“The true story of when a public school teen boy named Richard set fire to a sleeping, gender-nonconforming private school teen named Sasha on bus # 57”.

This book has received the following accolades:

  • Stonewall Book Award Winner
  • Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist.

Share your thoughts with the CCRCE community by using the hashtag #TRCA2019 and make sure you VOTE for your favourite books on the Teen Reader's Choice Award blog!

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