Marina McDowell, left, Booklin Jensen, center, and Beckey Erickson of Floyd Dryden Middle School celebrate their win in the Battle of the Books at the seventh/eighth grade level. The team will participate in a state-wide competition by phone in February. Battle of the Books is an Alaskan reading motivational and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. The three-student teams are tested on their knowledge from 12 books chosen the previous year by librarians from around the state.
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