BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Battle of the Books (BOTB) is a regional competition in which students work in teams of 2-4 people to read and study a set of 8 novels over the course of several months. In order to prepare for the competitions, students meet regularly to answer practice trivia questions. Once students have mastered their set of books, they participate in building and regional competitions. During the 2019-2020 school year, it was the largest club in the middle school, with over 60 members.

2019-2020 5/6 BOTB Participants
2019-2020 7/8 BOTB Participants

GET INVOLVED

Due to the restrictions on materials sharing for 2020-2021 school year, we will not be able to have this club. Please contact Ms. Regitano via email at jregitano@chittenangoschools.org with any questions.

 

- CANCELED -

5/6 TECHNICAL MEETING
SCHEDULE WITH BOOKLISTS

First Mondays of the Month

Team Day

On Team Day, you are matched with your team.

MONDAY 10/1

Meeting 1

MONDAY 11/2

At this meeting, we will discuss: 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Greta's Story by Camerini Valentina

Meeting 2

MONDAY 12/7

At this meeting, we will discuss:

Guts by Raina Telgemeir

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Meeting 3

MONDAY 2/1

At this meeting, we will discuss:

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Who was Alexander Hamilton? by Pam Pollack & Meg Belviso

Meeting 4

MONDAY 3/1

At this meeting, we will discuss:

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

My Life as a Meme by Janet Tashjian

Practice Battle

MONDAY 3/15

At this practice battle, participants will become familiar with the battle format to be used during our building battle.

Building Battle

MONDAY 3/29

The building battle will take place in the cafeteria. The team that wins the building battle will advance to the regional battle.

 

- CANCELED -

7/8 TECHNICAL MEETING
SCHEDULE WITH BOOKLISTS

Third Thursday of the Month

MONDAY 10/1

Team Day

On Team Day, you are matched with your team.

THURSDAY 11/19

Meeting 1

At this meeting, we will discuss: 

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

THURSDAY 12/17

Meeting 2

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

THURSDAY 1/21

Meeting 3

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August 

Pashmina by Nadhi Chanani

THURSDAY 2/18

Meeting 4

Blended by Sharon Draper

Who Was Nikola Tesla? By Jim Gigliotti 

THURSDAY 3/18

Practice Battle

At this practice battle, participants will become familiar with the battle format to be used during our building battle.

THURSDAY 4/1

Building Battle

The building battle will take place in the cafeteria. The team that wins the building battle will advance to the regional battle.

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS FIELD TRIPS

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS REGIONAL BATTLE

April 2021

Each year, the teams from each division that win the building battles are able to move on to the regional battle to compete against other districts. Look for more details in March 2021.

TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

May 2021

The Teen Book Festival, hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology, is a free event where students have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite authors in person and listen to them discuss their books and writing processes.  This field trip is open first to Battle of the Books members and Library Advisory Board members, and then to other members of the student body. Look for more details in April 2021.

PUBLIC LIBRARY FIELD TRIP

Cancelled

Each year, the students who participate in the Battle of the Books visit a different area public library. This event has been canceled for the 2020-2021 school year due to the social distancing restrictions put in place by both the school and the local public libraries. Please check back next year for more information.

 

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