Friday, September 25, 2015

Let the Battle begin!

Attention DPMS students: prepare to battle...with books.  We are currently taking sign-ups for this year's state Battle of the Books competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association.  All participating students will form a team of two to four students and read all 20 books on this year's list before our February competition.  All teams will meet in February to compete in our DPMS school battle. The winning school team will move on to represent DPMS in the state Battle of the Books competition.  Here is this year's reading list:

  1. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (King award)
  2. Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  3. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (GA nomination & Newbery)
  4. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  5. Esperanza Rising by Pam M. Ryan
  6. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (GA nomination)
  7. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm (GA nomination)
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  9. Holes by Louis Sachar
  10. Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
  11. Maze Runner by James Dashner
  12. Midnight for Charlie Bone (Children of the Red King, Book 1) by Jenny Nimmo
  13. Paper Boy by Vince Vawter
  14. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  15. Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  16. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (GA nomination)
  17. They Never Came Back by Caroline B. Cooney
  18. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  19. Ungifted by Gordon Korman (GA nomination)
  20. The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman

All of the listed books are on reserve in the DPMS library for all participating students. Several titles are also available through Overdrive and Follett Shelf.

What are you waiting for? Sign-up for the Battle of the Books in the library today and get ready to read, read, read!

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