What is the Teen Reader’s Choice Award?

Our annual Teen Reader’s Choice Award is a literary program designed for young – adult readers. This is the eighth year for our popular program that fosters the love of pleasure reading and encourages meaningful conversation about the top ten books. Designed to expose students to recent, popular, high-quality young adult books, the TRCA promotes literacy and independent reading.

Research has shown that reading for pleasure exercises the imagination, advances literacy, develops social skills, improves one’s health and positively impacts learning outcomes. It is for these reasons that library staff is passionate about this program. For further information regarding the importance of pleasure reading please refer to the following links.

Reading for pleasure — a door to success.

The importance of pleasure reading in the lives of young teens: Self-identification, self-construction and self-awareness.

Why reading for pleasure is important.


How are the books chosen?

Each year’s TRCA books are chosen by a committee comprised of CCRCE Library Services staff. The annual list of ten titles is carefully chosen based on the best critical reviews, readers’ reviews, and the books’ performances on well-respected awards lists. The titles for this year represent a wide range of genres and include some of the best fiction published between  January 2017 and December 2018.


2019 nominees


Stayed tuned in the coming weeks to learn more about each book and every author. Remember to like, comment, and share.

Don’t forget to follow CCRCE on Facebook, and if you tweet, look for our hashtag – #TRCA2019.

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