SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
Note: Some of this information pertains to in-person battles. For years when BOTB has to run virtually (such as 2021 and 2022), all students on BOTB teams can participate, so there's no need to run elimination battles to determine who gets to compete. New titles have been added for 2023.
Battle of the Books is organized by our local librarians to:
* Select 10 books per grade level to make this manageable and realistic
* Add 1 new title per grade each year (remove 1 title)
* Include non-fiction as well as fiction material
Here's an overview:
If there are more than 15 students per grade, it is up to the school to run "elimination" battles (for in-person BOTB years), since in-person teams going to SUNY Adirondack can have a maximum of 15 students. Battles compete in classrooms where there is limited space.