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     OBOB 2021-2022

    Audio and Ebooks at Multnomah County Library

    Check back later in the Fall/November for a Team Registration Form

     All of the books are available as ebooks and/or audiobooks through Multnomah Public Library’s Overdrive account using Libby.

     Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. You can download the Libby app at https://multcolib.overdrive.com.

     Go to https://multcolib.overdrive.com/library/kids then search by title.

    Elementary Titles (3-5 Grade)

    • Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr
    • The Bookwanderers by Anna James
    • The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
    • Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
    • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
    • Guts by Raina Telgemeier
    • The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley
    • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
    • Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
    • Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper & Raúl the Third
    • Sarah Journeys West by Nikki Shannon Smith
    • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan
    • Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
    • Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet
    • Stay by Bobbie Pyron
    • The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

     Middle Level Title (6-8 Grade) 

    • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    • Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
    • Archimancy by J.A. White
    • Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August
    • The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy
    • Deep Water by Watt Key
    • Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
    • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
    • It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
      • Note: This is the Young Reader’s Edition
    • My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver
    • Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
    • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
    • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
    • The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
    • To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
    • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

     Program modifications unknown at this time

    for 21-22 see below for 20/21 School Year Modifications


    The Oregon Battle of the Book’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
    OBOB considers the health and safety of our students, volunteers, educators, communities, and families to be a top priority. Due to COVID-19 and to comply with the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education, the OBOB Executive Board is providing the following services: 

    • The 2020-21 Title Lists for Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels. 
    • OBOB e-book and audio book titles for Overdrive for expanded access to these titles through public libraries.
    • Registration for schools and public libraries opens on September 1, 2020 with a reduced registration fee. 
    • Registration will give access to local/school-level competitionquestions. Practice questions are not provided by OBOB. 
    • Registered schools and public libraries may apply for Book Grants on September 1, 2020.

    Unfortunately, OBOB is not able to host State and Regional competitions for 2020-21. The Executive Board is meeting again in July to help clarify any questions or concerns about these modifications. 

    Updates will be provided through the OBOB website (www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org), the OBOB Newsletter (https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/), and the OBOB Facebook Group.