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Chicago students face off in battle of books

April 17, 2010 8:29:38 PM PDT
Nearly 1,400 Chicago public school students faced off in a battle of the books Saturday.The fourth through eighth grade students used their smarts to compete at the event held at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy high school.

Teams completed a list of 20 books and one digital book from the International Children's Digital Library and scored points during three rounds of competition. They were asked about plot, characters and settings, with bonus points for giving the full name of the author.


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