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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 10 @ Blackhawk MS 2-3:15

7th grade: Wednesday, March 11 @  Hamilton 2-3:15

8th grade: Thursday, March 12 @ Cherokee 2-3:15 Canceled due to COVID-19. We will try to reschedule!

Hamilton BotB Ice Cream Party: Thursday, March 19  TBA - during your lunch period - In LMC! We will reschedule for when we are back together!



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.: 95 votes (17.46%)
I like to read books that I normally wouldn't read.: 86 votes (15.81%)
My friends are participating.: 86 votes (15.81%)
I was encouraged by a parent or teacher.: 81 votes (14.89%)
I like challenges and competitions.: 196 votes (36.03%)
Total Votes: 544

8th grade Book List