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Reading Challenge

 Books with a (1) are on the list for the first year, (2) are on for the second year, and (3) are on for the third and final year. Titles on the list are kept in Middle Ground on the Main Level.

Booked by Kwame Alexander (1)

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson (1)

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (3)

Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson (2)

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (3)

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman (2)

The Iron Trial by Holly Black (1)

Unbound by Ann Burg (1)

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (3)

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas (3)

Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle (3)

The Inquisi-tor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz (1)

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton (3)

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (2)

The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston (3)

 Me And Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King (1)

 March Book One by John Lewis (1)

 Legend by Marie Lu (3)

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (3)

Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock (3)

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (2)

Akata Witch By Nnedi Okorafor (1)

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (2)

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (2)

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (2)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds (2)

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (2)

Hoodoo by Ronald Smith (2)

Sachiko by Caren Stelson (1)

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (1)

Reading Challenge FYI

What it is:

Reading Challenge is a reading competition for 6th—8th graders.  At least one team member must attend school in the Niles-Maine District Library. If you aren’t sure if your school is in the district, please ask.   Homeschoolers may form teams too!

What you do:

  • Sign up your team at the Library! Teams must register by March 1, 2019. Space is limited.
  • Read! You may be asked questions from any of the 30 books on the list.
  • Attend the mandatory orientation session on April 3, 2019. At least one team member must be present for teams to compete in the challenge.
  • Come to the Library ready to compete on Wednesday evenings, April 10, 17, and 24 2019.

All participants are invited to a pizza party after the last meet.  The winning team will be picked up at school in a limousine and taken out to lunch at the restaurant of their choice!