Create a tournament-style bracket
(think NCAA March Madness)
and pick multiple sets of books to compete. A group of students reads each of the two books that are battling and then votes on their favorite of the two.
The winner moves on to battle the winner of another group of two books that went head to head.
They vote for their favorite
Surviving the Applewhites.
Now, all members of Group A read
and all members of Group B read
The combined groups vote for
begins with 68 teams.
Battle of the Books can start with
32, 16, 8, or as many books as you like.
You can fill in the bracket over the course of the year to give students time to read all the books.
Helps students think critically about books
Encourages students to try new books & discover genres
Engages staff, community members, and parents