Battle of the Books 2020: 9th through 12th grade booklist

9th – 12th Grade Battle
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required) or ask your local library staff for help!

The Gilded Wolves

Séverin Montagnet-Alarie never thought he’d have a chance to reclaim his magical inheritance back from the ruling families that direct the Order of Babel. But as the Exposition Universelle of 1889 is coming to Paris, certain ancient artifacts have come to light, throwing the balance of magic off. Séverin and his band of magical outcasts must find out what is happening in order to redeem themselves. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

Give Me Some Truth

Carson and Maggi, two teens living on the Tuscarora Nation reservation, spend their senior year figuring out what art they want to make, who they want to love and what is worth protesting. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

The Tombs of Atuan

Arha, new high priestess of the Powers of the Earth and guardian of the Tombs of Atuan, was formerly a girl named Tenar. But now her purpose in life is to protect the treasures in the Tombs. A wizard named Ged threatens the treasure, but also brings new information to Tenar about the outside world. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

The Soul of an Octopus

Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus–a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature–and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and in eAudio on Hoopla 

Dear Martin

Teen Justyce McAllister struggles with trying to live life through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s teachings, writings and philosophy and grapples with Dr. King’s stand on race relations and his 21st century existence. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.