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!!

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Connected. Keep reading!

Teachers/Classes/Parents may register at any time before or during the competition!

So far, teachers, librarians, and parents have registered from:

Photos from Global March Book Madness 2020

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How to vote in Global March Book Madness:

Calendar:

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

Winners will be crowned on April 17th 2020!

See you in 2021!