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Planning For the Future

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Registration is open for the 14th annual Battle of the Books competition. Teens from across the district will register, be part of a team, read the three novels (voted on by teens), and take part in the ultimate cross-district competition on trivia from the books.  Participants will get three new copies of the books to keep, and teens from the winning teams will receive additional prizes.


This year, we will read:

  • Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
  • The Seventh Raven by David Elliott
  • The Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Melissa Bashardoust

Soraya has always known the story: a girl saved a young woman who was being held captive by a div, a monster. The angry div laid a curse upon the girl so that her firstborn daughter would be poisonous to the touch. That is why Soraya wears gloves and remains sequestered among her rose gardens, hidden from the public, while her twin brother, Sorush, prepares to become shah. As Sorush's wedding approaches, a hero arrives in the palace, one who is said to have performed heroic deeds. Instead of fleeing from Soraya, he seems desperate to save her, and though she has convinced herself that she is content in her isolation, Soraya feels, for the first time, the stirrings of a more dangerous impulse. But in the dungeons of the palace is another div, one who understands more about Soraya's curse than Soraya does herself, and who may carry the key to breaking it—if only Soraya, unmoored by the attraction she feels to both man and demon, can bring herself to trust her.

The Seventh Raven

David Elliott

When Robyn and his brothers are turned into ravens through the work of an unlucky curse, a sister is their only hope to become human again. Though she’s never met her brothers, April will stop at nothing to restore their humanity. But what about Robyn, who always felt a greater affinity to the air than to the earth-bound lives of his family?

David Elliott’s latest novel in verse explores the unintended consequences of our actions, no matter our intentions, and is filled with powerful messages teased from a Grimms’ fairy tale.

The Girl From The Sea

Molly Knox Ostertag

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She's desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends ... who don't understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan's biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface ... whether Morgan is ready or not.

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2022 - 2023 Sunshine State Awards

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2022 YALSA Teens' Top Ten

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Printz Awards - Excellence in YA

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Alex Awards - Adult Reads for Teens

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YALSA Non-Fiction Awards

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