The Battle of the Books, a friendly reading competition among the 4th and 5th graders in the Birmingham Public Schools, has kicked off for another successful year. This year’s Battle of the Books visiting author is Gregory Mone. Mone will be talking with students from Birmingham Public Schools. His main public appearance will take place at the Baldwin Public Library on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic is Mone’s title for this year’s Battle of the Books. Based on extensive research, this is the story of Patrick Waters and the real and fictional people he meets on that fateful voyage. Gregory Mone is a novelist, magazine writer, science journalist, and editor for Popular Science.
“I think we have a great selection of Battle Books this year. Dangerous Waters has been very popular and we are thrilled to have the author, Gregory Mone, come to speak with us,” said Connie Ilmer, Head of Public Services.
The Battle of the Books is a collaboration between Baldwin Public Library and Birmingham Public Schools. Copies of the Battle of the Books titles are available at the Library, and Gregory Mone’s appearances are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street and can be reached at 248-647-1700 or through the Library’s website at www.baldwinlib.org.