Attention all CEC students! It’s time to participate in this year's CCRCE Teen Readers' Choice Award program. This year's top ten books are as follows:
- A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
- As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
- Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith, and illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt
- Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case
- Promise Boys by Nick Brooks
- The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum
- The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson
- The Well by Jake Wyatt and Choo
- Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley
- We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
Beginning on February 12th, participants are encouraged to read one or more of these books and discuss the titles with other CCRCE students and staff. Voting for your favourite book from this list will take place from May 13th until May 17th. A winner will be announced on May 21st. Students will be able to vote electronically online or in the library by paper ballot.
In addition to in-person discussions, and the TRCA blog, CCRCE is introducing the hashtag #LEAP2024 this year to further build the conversation around literature.
Draws will take place thought the duration of the TRCA. Students must participate in the TRCA to be eligible for any draws.