HIGH SCHOOLS COMPETE IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY’S SECOND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Tuscaloosa County’s Second Annual Battle of the Books took place March 26, with students competing against each other on trivia about books they’ve read.
Five out of the six Tuscaloosa County high schools participated in the event. Students chose five books to read over the course of the year, then answered questions about them in a scholar-bowl format. Northside Middle School Librarian LeeAnna Mills said the event is a great way to promote the love of reading while bringing students closer together.
“It brings together groups that might not automatically be in a group,” Mills said. “The shared experience of reading the same book is very powerful too. And so we’re hoping that it’s going to continue to grow. We’re excited there are about 40 kids here today.”
Some of the books included Harry Potter, Spy School and more.