Battle of the Books for High School 2019-2020

Titles for High School

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Khorram, Adib

On the Come Up by Thomas, Angie

Dry by Shusterman, Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

Just Mercy (Young Adult Adaptation) by Stevenson, Bryan

Check, Please!: Hockey by Ukazu, Ngozi

The Blood Spell by Redwine, C.J.

Grim Lovelies by Shepherd, Megan

Contagion by Bowman, Erin

Spin by Giles, Lamar

Hey, Kiddo by Krosoczka, Jarrett

With the Fire on High by Acevedo, Elizabeth

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana by Khan, Sabina

Heroine by McGinnis, Mindy

Mirage by Daud, Somaiya

Dread Nation by Ireland, Justina

Feb 23,


Battle of the Books is a quiz bowl format competition in which all questions come from 15 preselected books. Each high school will bring 1 team (3-5 students) to the district wide competition at Martin Professional Development Center. It really is an awesome day!

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Titles for Middle School (Lower Campus)

This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

Small Spaces  by Katherine Arden

Sweep by Jonathan Auxier

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the Worldl by Ashley Herring Blake

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

Caught!  Nabbing History’s Most Wanted  by Georgia Bragg

The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

Dough Boys by Paula Chase

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Teen Titans:  Raven by Kami Garcia

Eventown Corey Ann Haydu

Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington

Born a Crime (Young Reader’s Edition))by Trevor Noah

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolizer

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

May 15, 2020

What to do ....

If you want to participate in the Battle of the Books for the 2019-2020 school year, follow these directions! 

1) Read any 2 of the Battle of the Books choices by Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
2)  Then, fill out the online form for EACH book that you read listing your name and at least 2 good questions for our practice battles.  (Please note:  you CAN read and fill out forms for more than 2 books, but you MUST complete at least 2 to still be considered eligible.)  

3)  If you complete this form for any 2 Battle books by Tuesday, January 21, you will be invited to an official Battle of the Books informational meeting in late January/Early February to choose your team and hear all the rules, etc.  Ms Chen also plans to offer Battle of the Books as a club starting in January. 
4)  In late April or early May, teams will compete against each other to see who knows these books the best.  The winning team from Stratford will then face 29 other teams at a field trip to Nashville Public Library on May 15, 2020.  The winning team for all Middle Schools wins a PRIZE of a LIMO ride back to school!  

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