Students from Loudoun County High Schools will engage in the 11th annual Battle of the Books Competitions on March 29 and April 20.
To prepare for the Battle of the Books competition, high school students read 10 selected books. During the competition, each high school team answers questions about the books they have read. The high school team answering the most questions wins the Battle of the Books event and receives the golden book trophy.
The ten books selected this year for the competition are: Brotherhood by Anne Westrick; Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos; The Death Class: A True Story About Life by Erika Hayasaki; Endangered by Eliot Schrefer; The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline; Popular: Â Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Von Wagenen; The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez; Starters by Lissa Price; This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer Smith; and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
The Semi-Final Battle of the Books event will take place on March 29 from 9:30am to noon at three locations: Eastern Division high school teams â€“ Stone Bridge, Dominion, Potomac Falls, Park View, and Riverside will skirmish at Potomac Falls High School. Central Division high school teams – Freedom, Heritage, Rock Ridge, John Champe, and Briar Woods will wrangle at Freedom High School.
Western Division high school teams Loudoun County, Douglass, Tuscarora, Woodgrove, and Loudoun Valley will battle at Tuscarora High School.
The top two teams from each division will advance to the final Battle of the Books Competition that will be held at Briar Woods High School on April 20 at 9:30am.
Everyone is invited to attend this intellectually challenging event.