Students and staff vote for each round, then watch the winners advance on large posters and via email updates from the organizer, teacher Katherine Hocking and the Staples English Department. Seedings for the 32 contestants were done by American Book Review.
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A big bulletin board outside the library — courtesy of librarians Jenn Cirino and Nicole Moeller — drew plenty of attention and, thanks to QR codes, allowed people to vote. Each book was available for checkout, too. No one had to read the books to vote, though: The first lines were helpfully added to the board. It was the lowest seeded book to make it into the Final Four, but its loss there prevented what would have been an epic Dickens vs. Dickens title match. Balloting went down to the wire. Any amount is welcome — and appreciated!
A Tale of Two Cities
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But the real winner is A Tale of Two Cities. Mary Katherine Hocking. The full Tournament of Books bracket. The library display. The finalists! Search for:. Click for weather forecast. Click here for random post.
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