Vote in Mensa's Battle of the Books!

Bracket-style tournament will select the best in kids' literature
Mensa's Battle of the Books bracket challenge
Mensa's Battle of the Books bracket challenge
HURST, Texas - Jan. 10, 2024 - PRLog -- The smartest organization in the country selected the best kids' reads to compete in the ultimate book bracket challenge. Will your favorite win American Mensa's Battle of the Books?

The first round of voting starts Jan. 12. Cast your vote to ensure the best works advance to the championship round.

Based on our Mensa Foundation Excellence in Reading list, two 64-book brackets make up the tournament:
  • Grades K-3 Division comprises longtime classics and new favorites divided into chapter books, animal stories, folk tales, and wildcards. Will Charlotte's Web and Madeline make the cut?
  • Grades 4-12 Division comprises syllabus-level works divided into children's and young adult literature, required reading, use-your-imagination fantastical tales, and wildcards. Can Harriet the Spy fend off Johnny Tremain?

Anyone of any age may vote at in each round of each division. Six rounds of voting begin on Jan. 12, and winners will be announced on World Book Day on March 2.

Round 1: Jan. 12 – 19

Round 2: Jan. 19 – 26

Round 3: Jan. 26 – Feb. 2

Round 4: Feb. 2 – 9

Round 5: Feb 9 – 16

Championship Round: Feb. 16 – 23

About American Mensa

American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has about 50,000 members in the United States and more than 140,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit or call (817) 607-0060.

Charles Brown


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