All tweens and teens entering grades 6-10 in September 2016 are invited to join The Edge team for the Battle of the Books competition! Teams from libraries throughout Westchester will compete by answering trivia questions based on five different books. Participants will read the pre-selected books over the summer, attend team meetings in the fall, and compete (as a team) in the Westchester Library System Battle of the Books tournament. The tournament takes place on Saturday, October 15, at Ossining High School.
Team practice will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab, beginning on August 31 and continuing until Battle Day. It is highly recommended that participants read as many of the books as possible before the first meeting, but anyone interested in joining The Edge team is invited to attend. Copies of all five books are available and waiting for interested readers; come to The Edge reference desk to borrow one.
Book list for Battle of the Books 2016:
Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos
Under a Painted Sky, by Stacey Lee
Every Day, by David Levithan
Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan