Battle of the Books 2020 Reading List
    New Kid by Jerry Craft


    Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes


    Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood


    Small Spaces by Katherine Arden


    Stung by Bethany Wiggins


    Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman


    The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

    Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow
     Battle of the Books  Participation Guidelines

    1.  Students must read all eight of the books on the list.

    2.  Students must regularly attend the morning meetings in the fall and early spring when the team will meet each week for practice. 
    3.  Students are responsible for creating a list of at least 20 questions taken from each book.
    4.  Students must return books in a timely manner so that all participants have an opportunity to check out the books from the library.
    5.  Participants are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and exemplary behavior during all meetings and at the competition.
    6.  The competition team will be determined by a written test.
    The 2020 Tuscaloosa County Battle of the Books Tournament is scheduled for March 10, and the 2020 Tuscaloosa City-County Battle of the Books Tournament is scheduled for March 31.
    Congratulations to the Hillcrest Middle School Team
    Winners of the 2019 Tuscaloosa County Battle of the Books Competition
    Battle of the Books 2019