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Batalla de los libros

SBCEO’s Batalla De Los Libros celebrates the joy of reading in Spanish as participants tackle SBCEO's uniquely curated 14-book list spanning narrative to nonfiction and poetry to graphic novels. Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students gather in small, predetermined teams with participants from various schools to answer questions about books based on plot, setting, characterization, and theme. Winning teams advance through the tournament for the ultimate title of SBCEO Batalla de los libros Champions.

Students from county DLI programs earn a spot at this countywide competition and represent their schools and districts in this exciting community event.


Information Session!

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A virtual information session was held and recorded December 13 with information about the upcoming countywide Batalla de los libros for 4th-6th grade students. You can view the recording here.

Lista de libros/Book List

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Event Contact

Cate Tolnai
Director of Digital Learning
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5322

Melissa Garcia
Coordinator, Language Education Services
(805) 964-4710, ext 5219

Students celebrate after Battle of the Books.

Two team members high five after a successful battle.

Colorful battle shields on display represent the teams.

Excited students raise their hands.

A team listens closely as their question is read.

Students point to their first battle station.

Team members gather for a group photo. Teams are made up of students from around Santa Barbara County.

A team proudly displays their shield.

The crowded auditorium is full of students ready to celebrate their love of stories at Battle of the Books.