School board’s Teen Reader’s Choice Award program returns

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The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board's reading awards program is back.

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s Teen Reader’s Choice Award is back for its third year. Students can vote on their favourite book from a group of 10 young adult books.

TRURO – The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s Teen Reader’s Choice Award is back for its third year.

 The award program, facilitated by CCRSB Library Services, invites students in Grades 7 to 12 to read at least one book from the Top 10 and then to vote for their favourite to be crowned the winner.

“The Teen Reader’s Choice Award encourages students to read, discuss, and vote for some of the best young adult fiction recently published,” said Jolene Shaw, CCRSB Library Services manager. “The shortlist of 10 titles selected by CCRSB Library Services staff represents a wide variety of genres and will introduce students to a broad range of young adult fiction authors.”

The 2014 Top 10 books are:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Bomb: The Race to Build – And Steal – The World’s Most Powerful Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Every Day by David Levithan

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Students are encouraged to read one or more of the Top 10 books between March 4 and May 9, and to discuss it in school and online at http://ccrsbteenchoice.wordpress.com. Students will be able to vote for their favourite Top 10 book up until May 9, and the 2014 CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award winning book will be announced on May 20 with a series of in-school awards ceremonies that week.

The CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award program celebrates reading for pleasure and encourages students to have conversations about books and reading.

To track the progress of the 2014 CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award, visit http://ccrsbteenchoice.wordpress.com.

Organizations: CCRSB Library Services, Central Regional School Board, Taliban

Geographic location: Chignecto

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