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New City Champions --- Battle of the Books

In a contest between 10 libraries, our teens came in second place in The Battle of the Books at the beautiful new Warwick Library on Sunday, September 12.

In a contest between 10 libraries, our teens came in second place in The Battle of the Books at the beautiful new Warwick Library on Sunday, September 12.  Our teens read eight books:  titles were  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Charles and Emma by Dorothy Heiligman, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie,  and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.   These books represented various reading levels and  genres from mysteries, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, science fiction and graphic novel format.  The questions were detailed and difficult.  You had to be quick on the buzzer and give a response within a 5 second limit.  Severe penalties were incurred for any answer given out of turn.   Battle of the Books contests are held throughout the United States, and we followed the National Rules.  Our team members were Rachel Borovaya, Shawna McKivergan, Nicholas Procino, Rathna Ramanathan, Marie Yatsyk and Susan Zollinger.  In the spirit of generousity and public service our teens donated their prize winnings to the Teen Room of our library.  Truly these teens are champions in intellect and in service to their community.

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