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Battle of the Books

The Closing Match: The Girl Who Drank the Moon vs March: Book Three vs The Sun Is Also a Star

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JUDGE – KWAME ALEXANDER The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Algonquian March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell Top Shelf The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Random House Once upon a time, School Library Journal held a battle, whereupon sixteen amazing books would be judged by […]

The Closing Match: The Marvels vs Gone Crazy in Alabama vs Nimona

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On this last day of March, let’s find out which book becomes the 2016 SLJ Battle of the Kids’ Books winner! We hope you have enjoyed this wild ride with us.

The Closing Match: El Deafo vs The Port Chicago 50 vs We Were Liars

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I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly eclectic reader so I wasn’t particularly intimidated by the diversity in the three titles I received for this last round of SLJ’s Battle of the Books. I was intimidated, however, and still am, by having to select one to win. Any fan of graphic novels, historical non-fiction, and contemporary YA would absolutely love their favorite genre in this group.