The Battle of the Books was established with the following purposes in mind…
Adolescent readers deserve the kinds of support and opportunities that
will enable them to grow into confident, independent readers.
We believe that adolescent readers have a right to:
Access a wide variety of reading material that appeals to their interests; the opportunity to read simply for the pleasure of it and to experience the joys of reading; and homes, schools, and communities that support the needs of adolescent readers.
--International Reading Association
Considerations in selecting books…