Battle of the Books Club
Philosophy and History:
The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading for students at the middle school level. Students 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 base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win! History North Carolina's Battle of the Books can be traced back to a public radio program in Chicago in the 1940s originated by Ruth Harshaw. Librarians exposed to the original show reconstructed the game to encourage reading today
Fred Has Read: Battle of the Books Club
Students who enjoy reading as a sport are encouraged to apply. This year the student must have read at least 5 of the books on the list and test well on them. Test will take place September 21. Those who make the best score will join our team. Competition will be in February or early March.
We will meet once a week after school until 4:15.
This year’s Battle of the Books list: