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Want to Know the Judges’ Assignments? — Here They Are!

The judges are all announced so now is time to let you know what they are judging. Here you are! What do you think? How do YOUR brackets look?


Round One

M1 Judge: Duncan Tonatiuh
Freedom in Congo Square vs. Freedom Over Me

M2 Judge: Lulu Delacre
Thunder Boy Jr. vs. When Green Becomes Tomatoes

M3 Judge: James Dashner
Ghost vs. The Girl Who Drank the Moon

M4 Judge: Varian Johnson
Makoons vs. March: Book Three

M5 Judge: Tanya Lee Stone
Samurai Rising vs. Some Writer!

R1 M6 Judge: Jane Yolen
Wet Cement vs. When the Sea Turned to Silver

M7 Judge: Nova Ren Suma
Anna and the Swallow Man vs. The Lie Tree

M8 Judge: Brendan Kiely
The Passion of Dolssa vs. The Sun is Also a Star

 

Round Two

M1 Judge: Javaka Steptoe

M2 Judge: Eliot Schrefer

M3 Judge: Cynthia Kadohata

M4 Judge: Sara Farizan

 

Round Three

M1 Judge: Ellen Oh

M2 Judge: Sabaa Tahir

 

The Closing Battle

Judge: Kwame Alexander

 

Comments

  1. Battle Commander Battle Commander says:

    The GUESSING GAME begins again! Comment here and let us know which 8 titles you believe will advance to Round 2. There will be prizes for those who guess correctly!

  2. Genevieve says:

    Freedom Over Me
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    Ghost
    March, Book 3
    Samurai Rising
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    The Lie Tree
    The Sun is Also a Star

  3. Eric Carpenter says:

    Freedom in Congo Square
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    Ghost
    March: Book Three
    Samurai Rising
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    The Lie Tree
    The Passion of Dolssa

  4. I’m just going to go with the ones I prefer.

    Freedom Over Me
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon
    March: Book Three
    Some Writer!
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    Anna and the Swallow Man
    The Passion of Dolssa

  5. Johanna says:

    Isn’t the title Anna and the Swallow Man, not Ann and the Swallow Man? It’s incorrect in the text and on the side of the page.

  6. Other Meredith says:

    What I want to advance and what I think will advance are not the same on a lot of these. But here’s what I want to advance

    Freedom in Congo Square
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes )
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon (but I think Ghost really will)
    Makoons (but I’m pretty sure it will actually be March: Book 3)
    Samurai Rising
    Wet Cement (I haven’t finished When the Sea Turned to Silver yet, but I loved Wet Cement)
    The Lie Tree
    The Passion of Dolssa (but I loved both of these so much. I can’t really decide which one I want to move on. I’d be pretty thrilled if one of them was the ultimate winner)

  7. Cecilia says:

    This is SO HARD.

    Freedom in Congo Square
    Thunder Boy Jr
    Ghost (I believe in the Newbery curse)
    March: Book Three (but only for the Newbery, thus March is invincible)
    Some Writer
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    ugh this one is so hard…The Lie Tree
    The Sun is Also a Star

  8. I am SO excited about the judge line up! We are doing a fantasy BOB at school with a group of 6th graders and I’m thrilled with their engagement already.
    Here are my picks to go on:
    Freedom in Congo Square
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    Ghost
    March
    Some Writer
    Wet Cement
    The lie Tree
    The Sun is Also a Star
    except that for half of them I could easily choose the other contender tomorrow.
    I love, love, love Battle of the Kids Books!

  9. Heather says:

    Freedom in Congo Square
    Thunder Boy Jr.
    Ghost
    March: Book Three
    Samurai Rising
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    The Lie Tree
    The Sun is Also a Star

    Looking forward to hearing the judges’ opinions!

  10. Freedom Over Me
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon
    March Book 3
    Some Writer!
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    The Lie Tree
    The Sun is also a Star

  11. Here are my picks!
    Freedom in Congo Square
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon (one of my favorites on this list)
    March Book 3
    Some Writer
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    Anna and the Swallow Man
    the Passion of Dolssa (I did also love The Sun is Also a Star though)

  12. Cherylynn says:

    Freedom Over Me
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    The Girl Who Drank The Moon
    March: Book 3
    Samurai Rising
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    Lie Tree
    Passion of Dolssa

  13. Laura D says:

    Freedom in Congo Square
    Thunder Boy Jr.
    Ghost
    March Book 3
    Some Writer!
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    Anna & the Swallow Man
    Passion of Dolssa

  14. Amanda Snow says:

    Freedom Over Me
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    Ghost
    March: Book Three
    Some Writer
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    Anna & the Swallow Man
    The Sun is Also a Star

  15. Freedom in Congo Square
    When Green Becomes Tomatoes
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon
    March Book 3
    Some Writer
    When the Sea Turned to Silver
    The Lie Tree
    The Sun is Also a Star

  16. Battle Commander Battle Commander says:

    Cecilia, Sara, and Wendy each guessed SEVEN titles correctly that moved on from Round 1 to Round 2. We will contact you regarding your prizes.

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