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Teens talk about must-reads for their generation

Host Alan Neal asked teens to submit one book that they think is a must-read for their generation. From those submissions, All In A Day selected 16 entries. Every Tuesday over the next several weeks, these avid readers will be matched up to talk about the title and what it means to them.

CBC Radio's All In A Day asks teens what's on their summer reading list

This summer, CBC Radio's All In A Day is challenging teens to defend their favourite books on the air.

Host Alan Neal asked teens to submit one book that they think is a must-read for their generation. Alan was bowled over by the number of entries, the passion of the readers and the diversity of the books: everything from Oscar Wilde to Angie Thomas. Thank you to everyone who sent in an entry. From those submissions, All In A Day  selected 16 students. Every Tuesday over the next eight weeks, these avid readers will be matched up to talk about their title and what it means to them. 

Canada Reads Prizes

Every week, one teen will win a set of Canada Reads books to take home, plus a set for their high school...and of course, bragging rights for winning their round of the Off The Shelf Summer Series. 

Teen book-lover Quinten Alberta is the judge. 

Listen to the series

We'll post the interviews from the series below. 

July 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas vs. Shooter by Caroline Pignat

​July 17 - Mort by Terry Pratchett vs.The Giver by Lois Lowry

​July 24 - I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson vs. Front Lines by Michael Grant

July 31 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman vs. Girl With The Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller

August 7 - Crushed by Tanis Browning-Shelp vs. Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

August 14 - Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery vs. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

​August 21 - The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton vs. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

August 28 - The Picture Of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde vs. The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow