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Velma Bell Hamilton Middle School: Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Dates to Know

  • Now - read from the list for your grade level
  • Mid-November - teams register
  • End of February - school competitions
  • Beginning of March - district-wide competitions


6th grade: Tuesday, Feb. 25 [after lunch through 5th hour]

7th grade: Tuesday, Feb 25 [after school until 3:30]

8th grade: Thursday, Feb 27 [after school until 3:30]


MMSD COMPETITIONS: (for winning team of school competition):

6th grade: Tuesday, March 3 @ Location TBA 2-3:15

7th grade: Wednesday, March 4 @ Location TBA 2-3:15

8th grade: Thursday, March 5 @ Location TBA 2-3:15

Hamilton BotB Ice Cream Party: FRIDAY, March 6  during your lunch period - In LMC!



6th Grade Book List

7th Grade Book List

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Why do you participate in Battle of the Books?

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I like to read.: 89 votes (20.51%)
I like to read books that I normally wouldn't read.: 83 votes (19.12%)
My friends are participating.: 82 votes (18.89%)
I was encouraged by a parent or teacher.: 81 votes (18.66%)
I like challenges and competitions.: 99 votes (22.81%)
Total Votes: 434

8th grade Book List