Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a nationwide reading incentive program where students, who love to read, can compete. This optional program is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Interested students form teams of 3-5 players. Team members collectively read all twelve titles handed down by the Battle of the Books committee. Then, in game-show format, teams "battle" against each other, identifying the title of the book and the author of the clues given by the host. In tournament style, winning teams advance until we have an All-School winner. The Washington Middle School winner earns the right to battle against the winning teams from Griffin, Jefferson, Marshall, and Reeves middle schools. The winning school captures the traveling trophy to take back to their school for the next year.

Battle of the Books wrap-up!

We finished the Battle of the Books season on a very positive note.  Seventeen teams battled in tournament-style with some very close competitions.  The winning team was "BOB Army" who went on to compete against the champions from Griffin, Jefferson, Marshall and Reeves middle schools.  BOB Army led the way most of the night and went on to win in double overtime, keeping the traveling trophy at WMS for the next school year!

Here is a list of the titles for 2018:
Awkward by Svetlena Chmakova
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Fast Break by Mike Lupica
I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin
Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman
Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Sharon Messenger
Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Secondhand Summer by Dan Walker
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner