Jasmine Warga is the New York Times-bestselling author of middle grade novels Other Words For Home and The Shape of Thunder. Other Words For Home earned multiple awards, including a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers, and a Charlotte Huck Honor. Other Words for Home was selected by local teens as one of the titles for this summer's Battle of the Books.
Jasmine currently teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in the Chicago-area with her family in a house filled with books.
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Alachua County teens are reading and preparing to flex their trivia skills this summer during the Library District’s annual Battle of the Books. Participants received free copies of the three books selected for the competition and will face off in the Battle of the Books on July 23 on Zoom.
This year Alachua County teens selected:
- One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite
- Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
- They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Thank you to RTI Surgical for their donation to make the book giveaway possible.
Teens are now preparing for the trivia competition together with help from library staff. Teams will meet at their branches and compete across the district over Zoom on Saturday, July 23 starting at 2 p.m.