2021 TRCA Winner

The results are in! 288 votes were cast and the winner is I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick. Described as “an atmospheric and creepy page-turner’” Frick’s novel received 30 percent of the vote. Frick is also the author of All Eyes on Us and See All the Stars.

Voting ended on Friday, June 4th, and CCRCE library staff is pleased to announce the following results.

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (89)
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (69)
Burn by Patrick Ness (65)
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (39)
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams (26)

2020 Winner

The results are in! 145 votes were cast and the winner is Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson. In this YA thriller, author Jackson spins a tale of murder, neglect, and systemic racism, all told through the lens of a middle school aged girl. Jackson is also the author of Allegedly and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. Her fourth title, Grown, will be released on September 15, 2020.

As a result of Covid-19, we had to switch things up regarding the 2020 Teen Reader’s Choice Award. Because we understand the importance of literacy and the joy of reading, it was decided to continue with this year’s award program although in a different format. All five of the TRCA titles were available through various locations as ebooks or audiobooks and this information was relayed to CCRCE staff and students. The voting period was also extended this year and made available online at our blog.

Voting ended on Saturday, June 6th, and CCRCE library staff is pleased to report that 145 students cast their votes. The results are as follows.

  • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson (45)
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (43)
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks (26)
  • The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (18)
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown (13)

CCRCE Library Services would like to extend a huge thank you to all participating students for making this program a great success regardless of the coronavirus epidemic. It couldn’t have happened without you!

“The Conference of the Birds” by Ransom Riggs

There is a brand-new book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Book 5, The Conference of Birds, follows Jacob as he takes on a mission to deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a 2013 TRCA nominee. A sequel, titled Hollow City, was released in January 2014. The third installment in the Miss Peregrine’s series, titled Library of Souls, was released in September 2015. A Map of Days was released in 2018 and this was followed by The Conference of Birds

Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was published in September 2016. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City have both been released as graphic novels.

“Just Breathe” by Cammie McGovern

From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will , a 2015 TRCA nominee, comes a new novel about battling cystic fibrosis and depression.

David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis. Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression. The pair’s unlikely friendship starts to turn into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts-and their time for honesty may be running out.