2024 March Madness Begins!

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At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, preparation for March Madness begins in the early winter months when we announce our 16 most popular young adult books. This gives you several weeks to read as many of these titles as possible.

Vote through March 1 for your favorite eight books. Then, the tournament heats up as those titles are seeded and face off in head-to-head competition. Each week in March, teens vote to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerges as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

How it Works:

Round 1: VOTE NOW through March 1st for the Elite Eight.
Round 2: Vote March 5-11 for the Final Four.
Round 3: Vote March 12-18 for the final two contending titles.
Round 4: Vote March 19-31 for the book tournament champion.
April 1: The champion is announced!

Each round that you vote, your name is entered into our prize drawing! Limit one ballot per person, per round.

And the Sweet 16 are…

March Madness Teen Book Tournament: Sweet 16

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
Murtagh by Christopher Paolini
Powerless by Lauren Roberts
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther
Crave by Tracy Wolff


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