Seventh- and eighth-grade teams must register by Nov. 27 for 2019 Book Wars

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Library System, in partnership with schools from around Clallam County, will sponsor the 2019 Book Wars.

The project pits teams of up to four seventh- and eighth-grade students against each other in a trivia contest based on 12 books that the students will have the opportunity to read this fall and winter.

Teams must register with their teachers or youth staff at the library no later than Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Each school will have a semi-final contest in February with the winners advancing to a county-wide final contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Members of the first-place team will each receive a $75 bookstore gift card, second-place team members will receive a $50 gift card and $25 gift cards will be awarded to members of the third-place team.

A special (think chocolate) prize will be awarded to the best group costume at the final competition.

The books for this year’s competition are: “Hey, Kiddo” by Jarrett Krosoczka, “Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City” by Phillip M. Hoose, “The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge” by M. T. Anderson and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin, “The Only Road” by Alexandra Díaz, “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden, “Akata Witch” by Nnedi Okorafor, “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline, “Lily and Dunkin” by Donna Gephart, “Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella, “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne, “The Seventh Most Important Thing” by Shelley Pearsall and “Benefits of Being an Octopus” by Ann Braden.

All 12 titles are available as books and audiobooks through school libraries, classrooms and at branches of the North Olympic Library System.

For more information, call the library’s Youth Services Department at 360-417-8500, ext. 7705 or email [email protected]

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