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Battle of the Books Overview

The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students

at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality

literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in

the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in

reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading

skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge


Students must read the books that can be found on the list for that year. They will then

be asked questions about each book during competition. The Battle of the Book team

will consist of no more than 12 7th and 8th graders. If more than 12 students show

interest, students will be given a title/author test to help narrow the team. Other tests

can be given if necessary to narrow the number of participants to 12.

Students will participate in a county competition in March and the winner of the county

competition will compete in the Region 5 competition in April.

For more information including the manual and current list of books go to or check out the file below.
Battle of the Book Coach:  Tammy Poindexter -