Welcome to Global March Book Madness 2022!!!

Updates... coming soon!

A tradition since 2014 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! Our goal is to share and foster a life-long passion for 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 2021

GMBM 2021 Photo Deck

The Brackets:

How to vote in Global March Book Madness:

Author Connections:

GMBM 2021 Author Connections


December 1st 2021 - February 1st, 2022 - Books nominated by students/teachers.

February 2nd - 28th, 2022 - Brackets assembled and students make predictions.

March 1st - 11th, 2022 - Voting on the Round of 64

March 14th - 18th 2022 - Voting on the Round of 32

March 21st - 25th, 2022 - Voting on the Sweet 16

March 28th - April 21st 2022 - Voting on Elite 8

April 4th - April 8th 2022 - Voting on Final Four

April 11th - 13th, 2022 - Voting on Championship Match

Winners will be crowned on April 14th 2022!