The 2020 TRCA Committee selected the finalists from a list of over seventy titles. After months spent reading and discussing these suggestions, a selection was made. The selected titles include a fictional field guide to American high school life as told by a black French Canadian; a mystery involving murder, neglect, and systemic racism; a smart full colour graphic novel set in a pumpkin patch; a fantastical historical novel filled with love and imagination; and a graphic novel that humanizes the Syrian refugee crisis.
CCRCE’s TRCA Committee has shortlisted five books for the 2020 Teen Reader’s Choice Award. The award winner will be announced June 9th.
- The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
- Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell; illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
- Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
- The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
Voting takes place May 17th to May 24th.