The results are in! 428 student votes were cast and the winner is Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang.
In this YA graphic novel, set in1946, the Lee family has moved from Chinatown to Downtown Metropolis. While Dr. Lee is eager to begin his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to the famous superhero Superman.
The full list of nominees, ordered by number of votes received, is:
Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang (149)
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (104)
Gone to the Woods, Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen (80)
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (69)
Barry Squires, Full Tilt by Heather Smith (26)
Twenty-eight staff also cast a vote for their favourite, with Barry Squires, Full Tilt emerging as the winner with eleven votes. This was followed by Gone to the Woods (6), These Violent Delights (5) Concrete Rose (4), and Superman Smashes the Klan (2).
CCRCE Library Services would like to extend a huge thank you to all participating students and staff. It couldn’t have happened without you!