Battle of the Books 2018: 6th Grade Booklist

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6th Grade Battle
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
CLP – East Liberty | CLP – Squirrel Hill | CLP – West End
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If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required)!

As Brave as You

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires–literally.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Feeling most alive when he’s playing the blues with his grandfather, Clayton is devastated when his grandfather dies and his mother forbids him from playing music, losses that compel him to run away and join bluesmen on the road.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to Xan, the witch who lives in the forest. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.

Hour of the Bees

At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories.

How I Became a Ghost : a Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe’s removal from the only land its people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost–one with the ability to help those he left behind.

The Nameless City

Every time it is invaded the City gets a new name, but to the natives it is the Nameless City, and they survive by not letting themselves get involved. Now the fate of the City rests in the hands of Rat, a native, and Kaidu, one of the Dao, the latest occupiers. The two must work together if the City is to survive. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

Out of My Mind

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.