Ten schools, five books and hundreds of pages later, the PFC Mario Ybarra Elementary team emerged as repeat champions of the Elementary Battle of the Books. Teams representing all WISD elementary schools faced off at the Weslaco East High School Library answering questions from selected books.
“The students did such a great job,” Renee Dyer, WEHS Librarian and Battle of Books moderator said. “This is such a fun way to promote reading.” The Battle of Books is one of the many programs that reinforce the district’s focus on literacy.
The selected books were: “The Bicycle Spy,” by Yona Zeldis McDonough; “Stef Soto, Taco Queen,” by Jennifer Torres; “Me and Marvin Gardens,” by Amy Sarig King; “Hello, Universe,” by Erin Entrada Kelly; “The Harlem Charade,” by Natasha Tarpley.
Elementary Battle of the Books Champions are from left, Ethan Garza, Tristan Treviño, Sean Gutierrez, Edgar Lopez, Alexis Lopez, and Coach Ruby Garza.