2022 Winner

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!

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!