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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Battle Books Revealed!

The 2009 MCLS Battle of the Books is slated for September 9 and the following titles will provide the necessary reading ammunition:

*The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (YA Gaiman)
*The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci (YA 741.5973 Castellucci)
*Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang (YA Pausewang)
*The Trouble Begins at 8: a Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman (YNF 921 Twain)
*Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick (YA Sonnenblick)
*Generation Dead by Daniel Waters (YA Waters)
*Oddest of All by Bruce Coville
*Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in Antarctica, 1910-13 by Richard Farr

As in years past, the battle will take place at Silver Lake College at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for the Manitowoc team you can email me or stop by the Reference Desk. Keep an eye out here for more info on the battle and team meetings leading up to the event!


Richard said...

I'm delighted and honored that you have included my "Emperors of the Ice" in this year's Battle of the Books - especially with such a list of famous, talented other authors!

By the way, although "Emperors" is about Antarctica, this comes to you from hot, steamy Hoi An, on the central coast of Vietnam, where I am in the fourth month of a five-month trip with my family through Southeast Asia.

Thanks again, happy reading, and have a fabulous battle!

Richard Farr

Bob - YA librarian said...

Thank you for your comment. "Emperors of the Ice" was an easy pick for us this year and is one that we are confident our teens will really enjoy.
Keep up the great work!