Welcome to Global March Book Madness 2020!!!
A tradition that began in Grand Island Nebraska by Nate Balcom. Students from around the world nominate books which are pitted against each other in duels until a champion is crowned!
Meet the Champions!
64 Books began the tournament 7 weeks ago and we’ve come now to the end. 356,700 votes were cast from students in 45 US states, The United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Japan, China, and Pakistan!
The winners are:
- The 2020 #GlobalMarchBookMadness Novel Champion is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling!
- The 2020 #GlobalMarchBookMadness Picture Book Champion is The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt!
Thanks for voting and thank you for participating. I look forward to the tournament continuing in 2021!!
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So far, teachers, librarians, and parents have registered from:
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In the News:
Global March Book Madness has been featured in the news several times. It wouldn't be newsworthy without all of you participating! Thank you!
- 2020 Front Page Article from the local newspaper: Students choose favorite books as part of Global March Book Madness
- 2020 Grand Island Independent Newspaper Video: Global March Book Madness
- 2019 Article in the local newspaper.
- Video of the 2018 Tournament on the local ABC news channel.
- 2018 Article on the front page of the local newspaper.
- Video of the 2017 Tournament on the local NBC news channel.
- Video of the 2016 Tournament on the local ABC news channel.
December 1st 2019 - February 1st, 2020 - Books nominated by students/teachers. February 2nd - 29th, 2020 - Brackets assembled and students make predictions. March 1st - 13th, 2020 - Voting on the Round of 64 March 16th - 20th 2020 - Voting on the Round of 32 March 23rd - 27th, 2020 - Voting on the Sweet 16 March 30th - April 3rd 2020 - Voting on Elite 8 April 6th - April 10th 2020 - Voting on Final Four April 13th - 16th, 2020 - Voting on Championship Match