Battle of the Books 2021: 9th-12th Grade Booklist

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9th-12th Grade Battle

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

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If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books, check them out on Hoopla and OverDrive with your library card, or ask your local library staff for help!


Pan’s best friend and first love Tara is a princess, meant to be the prize in an interplanetary jousting ring of mecha fighters. Tara enlists Pan to help her escape this fate, and Pan lives a lonely life until she meets a ring of off-world gladiators dedicated disrupting the patriarchal games. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

The Marrow Thieves

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, and the indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden–but what they don’t know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.  You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.


Two best friends spend their last Halloween shift together shirking work at the world’s best pumpkin patch and taking risks. Why be sad about the end of an era when it could be an adventure? This title can also be checked out as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.


An honors student at Jefferson Academy, seventeen-year-old Keira enjoys developing and playing Slay, a secret, multiplayer online role-playing game celebrating black culture, until the two worlds collide. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.