Photo Gallery: Mayor Daley's Elementary Battle of the Books

Award-winning readers

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The Elementary Battle of the Books reading motivation program is a competition between teams of 4-6 students who, between them, have read all of the titles on a pre-selected master list of books.

Learn more about our Elementary Battle of the Books competition.

Reading is fundamental

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Our elementary reading program is a creative and fun way to get young people motivated to read.

Book smart

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During an Elementary Battle of the Books competition, students are quizzed on the plots, characters, and settings of 21 books, including one digital book.

The winners circle

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Don’t look so surprised! After months of hard-work, dedication, and hours of reading books on their own time, students at Cuffe Math and Science Technology Academy, 8324 S. Racine Ave. won the 2009 Battle of the Books competition for grades 4-6.

We’re No. 1

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Moments after winning the 2009 Battle of the Books competition for grades 4-6, students from Cuffe Math and Science Technology Academy, 8324 S. Racine Ave., pose with their trophy and medals.

Meet the champs

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Students strategize before answering a question during the quiz-style competition.

Jumping for joy

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Students show their enthusiasm after medaling at the 2009 Battle of the Books competition.

She’s all smiles

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Student enjoys participating in the annual Elementary Battle of the Books competition.

Learn more about our Elementary Battle of the Books competition.