Sixth Grade Battle of the Books 2020-21

Battle of the Books is an after school club for sixth grade students who love to read.  Students work throughout the school year to read the following book list of 22 titles.  In the Spring the team competes against other intermediate and middle schools on their knowledge of the books.  Students answer questions about the books by identifying the book title and author.  BoB meets after school one day a week until 3:30.  
Coaches: Rachel Brillisour, Media Specialist
Dietra Garden, Art Teacher

2020-2021 Middle School Battle of the Books List 
Home of the Brave Katherine Applegate
The Iron Trial Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish Pablo Cartaya
Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
New Kid Jerry Craft
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 Richard Paul Evans
90 Miles to Havana Enrique Flores-Galbis
Prisoner B-3087 Alan Gratz
Fatal Fever Gail Jarrow
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Kwame Mbalia
Nyxia Scott Reintgen
Look Both Ways Jason Reynolds
The Hired Girl Laura Amy Schlitz
Bluefish Pat Schmatz
The Alchemyst*** Michael Scott
Death on the River of Doubt Samantha Seiple
Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys
Outcasts United** Warren St. John
Other Words for Home Jasmine Warga
Genesis Begins Again Alicia D. Williams
The Watch That Ends the Night Allan
Wolf Wolf Hollow Lauren Wolk

**Full title: Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town. Do not confuse with adult editions of this book (Outcasts United: a Refugee Team, an American Town or Outcasts United: an American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference).

April 4, 2020 Update: ***Due to the limited availability of Airman at this time, The Alchemyst by Michael Scott has been returned to the list in its place. There is a planned reprint of Airman scheduled for March 2021; therefore, it could possibly make a return in the future.