Battle of the Books

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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 battles against the winning teams from Jefferson, Marshall, and Reeves middle schools. Each year, the winning school captures the traveling trophy to take back to their school for the next year.


The 2022 Battle of the Books had 17 teams this year competing in our own "March Madness." Each team was guaranteed 3 rounds.  The top 3 teams, point-wise, competed in the Championship Round held Thursday, March 24th. Our Champs were "The Fact Fighters" who went on to compete agains the championship teams from Jefferson, Thurgood Marshall, and Reeves Middle Schools.  The Thurgood Marshall team, "Las Lectoras" ended the night victorious.


Traveling Trophy