Where are the books located?
There are many ways to obtain the books on the list. Here are some of the places to check, based off of what is easiest for you to access:
Public Library near you-
Evansville Public Libraries
Warrick Public Libraries
Online books - Find an online version of the book using Hoopla from the library website. This allows many users to check out a title at the same time.
myON on DOE website
Bookstore near you (to buy)
Kindle (to buy)
*Please be respectful to your teammates and other participants by keeping in mind that if a book is checked out for an extended length of time, that it restricts access to it by everyone.
How are Battle of the Books books selected?
The books were selected by a committee made up of Books for a Better World members and representatives from our partnerships: EVSC and Evansville Public Libraries. Looking at a large list of submitted suggestions, we narrowed down the books based off of availability in libraries and selected books using a set of criteria. The criteria were: reading level, interest, gender focus, cultural/ethnic emphasis, and format of the book.
Submit suggestions for next year’s book list by the deadline!