Virtual reservations are available through the National Writers Series website, while BOTB participants, friends, and families can join live at the City Opera House.
Battle of the Books is back for 2022! Battle of the Books is a book-based quiz competition for fourth and fifth graders in the Grand Traverse community. Kids read incredible stories together and then experience heart-pounding moments in competition.
On the day of the Championship Battle and All-Team Finale, we will be joined by award-winning author Jack Cheng. Jack is the author of See You in the Cosmos, a story about (according to Jack) “an eleven-year-old boy who’s trying to launch his iPod into space. But it’s also about road trips, families, and finding love and truth and courage in the universe. There’s also a dog named Carl Sagan.” See You In the Cosmos is also the winner of the 2017 Golden Kite and Great Lakes, Great Reads awards for Best Middle-Grade Fiction.
At the Finale, Jack will help crown the 2022 Champions and give an inspiring author talk to the young readers in attendance.
To learn more about Battle of the Books and see all the amazing books on this year’s reading list, visit BattleOfTheBooksGT.com.