The third annual Region 8 Elementary Battle of the Books was held on April 24th at the Haywood County Schools Conference Center.  Teams from Buncombe County, Cherokee County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Polk County, and Transylvania County competed.  Congratulations to Bethel Elementary who placed first in this year’s event.

Battle of the Books is sponsored by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA).  Students read a variety of literature representing many different kinds of literary styles and viewpoints by renowned authors. At the elementary level, students read 15 books selected by the NCSLMA. On the day of the competition, each team answers detailed questions relating to each book in a quiz bowl type format. Teams consist of no more than 12 team members who have been reading, reviewing, and practicing since the beginning of the school year.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Battle of the Books this year!