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Liberty Ridge Elementary students faced off against one another in teams of five in the Battle of the Books on March 3. Students answered trivia questions about the assigned books. Staff photo by Amber Kispert

A battle of the minds -- and books

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There are books that sweep readers into a figurative heat of battle, a scenario set on a page. In the case of several Liberty Ridge student readers, however, some books can also take one on a literal battlefield, one known as the "Battle of the Books."


Liberty Ridge Elementary hosted its fourth annual Battle of the Books on March 3 when 50, 10 teams of five, fourth and fifth grade students drew their weapons of the mind and competed for victory.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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