NISD Book Brawl Competition

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 Welcome to our Sixth Annual NISD Middle School Book Brawl Competition, open to all students in grades 6-8. The Book Brawl is a reading incentive program designed to improve reading comprehension and enthusiasm for reading using a fun and unique competition format.  Participants are given a reading list of eight books and challenged to read those books. Students form teams of their choosing and compete against each other to determine their knowledge and understanding of the books.

Each year’s books were carefully selected by Northwest ISD Middle School Library Media Specialists and include a variety of genres, reading levels, and themes.  All Book Brawl book selections are available for check out through the school library so there is no cost to participate.  If students wish to purchase copies of the books, that is their choice. The following titles have been selected for this year’s competition.


 2020-2021 Book List

  • In the Shadow of the Sun by Anne Sibley O'Brien

  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

  • Game Changer by Tom Greenwald

  • Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

  • Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft

  • A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck