YA Battle of the Books

2021 Book List

2020 Guidelines

What is YABOB

Begun at the Wheaton Public Library in 1992, the library's Young Adult Battle of the Books (YABOB) program challenges 6th through 8th grade students to read and become familiar with a wide variety of books. Each participating school's team competes at game show-style Battles at the library after school in October and November. Interested? Speak to your school librarian about joining next year's YABOB team!

What schools are eligible to participate

Middle schools (serving grades 6-8) located within the City of Wheaton or District 200 School District boundaries are eligible to participate in YABOB. Schools outside of these boundaries that participated in YABOB in 2016 are allowed to continue to participate. However, if a school located outside the designated boundaries decides not to participate, the school will not be considered eligible for future YABOB seasons.

When are the Battles

All 2021 Battles will be virtual and coordinated by each team's librarian/coach.

A schedule is sent to each participating school's librarian/coach at the beginning of each school year. Battles are held in Wheaton Public Library’s Lower Level Large Meeting Room in October and November. Battles begin promptly at 3:45pm and typically end by 4:20pm.

2019 End of Season Celebration