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Battle of the Books

HBOB 2021-2022

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What is Battle of the Books?

Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

Join the Team!

If you are interested in joining the Early College HS Battle of the Books team, or want more information about what is involved, you can complete the interest form. One of the battle coaches will contact you with more information. 

Where to Get Books

Print Books

  • PCC Library - We have ordered a copy of each book and they are available on the first floor behind the Circulation Desk. Bring your Pitt ID with you in order to check out books. We are open all summer long (PCC Library Hours).
  • Public Library - Also check your local public library. If you need help figuring out which library is closest to you, let one of the HBOB coaches know and we can help you.


  • Sora (e-books) - Pitt County School students have free access to Sora, a database of books. Sign in using your PCS e-mail.
  • Dogwood Digital (e-books) - PCC students have access to Dogwood Digital. Sign in using your myPittCC e-mail.