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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books2019 Battle of the Books Informational Meeting

Come and join the fun of the Novi Library's Battle of the Books.  Are you interested in participating in the Battle?  Would you like to coach a team?  We'll give you the inside scoop on what it takes to participate as a student or how to coach a team.

Hear from past coaches and participants!  Learn some tips on how questions are developed for the competition and what to expect the day of the battle.

If you like to read and battle, you won't want to miss this!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

2018 Battle of the Books Participants

The staff of the Novi Public Library would like to acknowledge and congratulate the sixty-four 5th and 6th grade students who participated in our 15th annual Battle of the Books at the Novi Civic Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Twelve teams participated, reading the same six books and coming together in a competition to answer questions about those books.  We also celebrate the commitment of their parents and coaches who spent so many hours reading and preparing these youngsters for the competition.  To us, every single one of these students is a winner.
The names of the teams and their members are as follows:

1st Place - Nascent Minds

Rachel Han, Samyuktha Jeevananthan, Monica Pan, Rithi Ramamurthy, Megna Sivakumar, Jenny Yin
Team Coaches: Chitra Jeevananthan & Ashwini Ravi

2nd Place - The Three Booksters

Shreyansh Agiwal, Shivaji Raj, Yug Shah
Team Coaches: Varsha Agiwal & Namrata Shah

3rd Place - SANRAY: The Reading Gurus

Nihal Dongari, Sudeshna P. Kumar, Aditya Kanginaya Madhuchandra, Anagha Nagaraja, Yug Patel, Rohan R. Patil
Team Coaches: Madhu Raghavendra & Sumana Nagaraj

B.A.O.P. Books Are Our Passion

Arjun Janakiraman, Ethan Kim, Serena Li, Angelina Roznowski, Surya Takawale, Caleb Xiang
Team Coach: Wei Jiang


Aliya Crawley, Nate Curtiss, JoJo Curtiss, Shua Hahm, Monet Hall, Adan Qaqish
Team Coaches: Lynette Curtiss & Liz Hall

The Genres

Sophie Aguas, Nishit Reddy Akkulugari, Gita Bhupathraju, Sahithi Cheekla, Sahasra Gagireddy, Arushi Singh
Team Coaches: Hima Kalidindi & Sandhya Inaganti

Ladies of Literature

Clare Baharian, Mia Blaszkiewicz, Harsukhman Kaur, Kailey Kendall, Hilda Runge
Team Coach: Kim McKnight

Leaders of Literature

Sonia Baptist, Gowtham Kantamneni, Dvita Kini, Collin McLees, Victor Verma
Team Coaches: Roshnee Verma & Monish Verma

Paradise of Pursuit

Vibhavi Chinthalpudi, Alice Dsouza, Prashanthini Nandakumar, Naznin Nesha, Veeksha Reddy Somula, Shivani Vindhan
Team Coaches: Raji Masilamani & Vijala Bhuma

Ravenous Readers

Ava Cardenas, Kara Foust, Farah Kavarana
Team Coaches: Anahita Kavarana & Kristy Foust

Reading Fashionistas

Reagan Cho, Alex DeMore, Natasha Gedeon, Brooke Sedewitz, Addi Stewart, Jennifer Winston
Teach Coaches: Jenny DeMore & Nina Thekdi

Team of Tales

Kavya Ambati, Jennifer Choe, Hinata Fuma, Rena Hwang, Lena Karshis, Hope Wang
Team Coaches: Matt Karshis & Sung Hee Kim

Lucky Strike Logo We thank the Friends of the Novi Public Library for their generosity in supporting this program, the City of Novi’s Parks and Recreation Department for the space, our teen volunteers, Lucky Strike Novi for gift certificates, and Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza for coupons toward free pizzas for the students.Tony Sacco's Logo
Activities like Battle of the Books foster a love of reading in an entertaining manner, enriching not just the students and their families, but the entire community.