March is a month many associate with madness. As a massive college basketball fan, (Go Bucky!) I would have to agree. But for the past couple years at the school where I teach, the brackets have not been filled with basketball teams, but instead, books. Yes, book brackets. And this year is no exception.
Thanks to the hard work of our school’s librarian and librarian aide, Mrs. Horman and Mrs. Marquardt, our students are busily filling out their book brackets in an attempt to seek library fame. This year, instead of book titles, our tournament lines are filled with the names of villains. If there is anything more fun that watching two teams face off, it is imagining two imaginary villains going head to head and envisioning who would win.
Because no one in the entire school (including myself and the librarians) have read all of the titles featuring these villains, we did a rundown explaining each character’s powers, flaws, and motive. The discussions and debates between students are aggressive and passionate. It is truly a sight to behold. The first rounds of voting are done and just as the games tip off on TV, the results will be posted and the next round will begin.
So, I ask you. Who would win your Villain Book Bracket? I want to know, so comment below! I’ll post an empty bracket below for you to print off and play along, as well as keep you posted of our school’s votes and progress.
Happy reading you word-nerds and may the odds be ever in your favor.