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Oregon Battle of the Books 2009-2010

October 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Author! Author!, Contests & Prizes, Currently reading

Dear students and teachers,

Let’s not do the full Oregon Battle of the Books this year, with buzzers and bells and a full-on competition. I’d like to keep it simple. I was thinking… how about for those students (and staff) who are interested, we read as many of the books from the lists as we can?

I can come up with some prizes for those of us who participate…

What do you think? We could have some fun with it, and possibly enter the competition next year? Please advise.

These are some of the titles from the lists that you can find in our library (the rest, of course, can be found at the Multnomah County Library or purchased):

Beauty, by Bill Wallace
The BFG, by Roald Dahl
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan
Honus and Me, by Dan Gutman
Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
Socks, by Beverly Cleary
The Breadwinner, by Deborah Ellis
Schooled, by Gordon Korman
The Wild Girls, by Pat Murphy
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
A Long Way Gone, by Ismael Beah

Happy reading!

— Ms. Nancy