Jesse Saunders, Director Youth Programs Peet Hall 414 VP: 202-391-0544 Voice: 202-618-3647 Fax: 202-651-5692 Email
The Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a Middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University. There are three groups in the competition. The groups consist of students who read at the 2nd/3rd grade levels, 4th/5th grade levels, and the 6th and above levels. There are three parts to the competition: the Preliminary competition; the Playoffs; and the National competition.
The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to promote literacy amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing Middle School students; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and to encourage critical thinking skills amongst Middle School students.