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Books for the Battle

What is Battle of the Books?

Our "Battle of the Books" event is an opportunity for students to read eight librarian-selected titles, think about and discuss them, then answer questions on their reading in a game format. Any 5th grader is welcome to do the reading and join the fun!

This year, Battle of the Books will occur on 24 April 2024. Shanghai American School - PD Campus is this year's host school. Schools throughout the Shanghai region are expected to participate. 

Ideally, teams of students gather to share their love of reading and have a good time. Teams participate in book activities; have lunch together; discuss the books read; and answer questions in the final battle to determine the winning team! The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve their reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.

Shanghai American School - Puxi Teams achieved remarkable success in the Battle of the Books 2023 edition as they secured 1st and 2nd places in the Regional Finals.

The competition is fun, but the event's goal is to read. 

BOB 2024