The Sheboygan Area School District Battle of the Books competition began in 2000 and is held each at Longfellow Elementary School. Teams of students are formed with children representing different schools. This literacy competition encourages students to read a variety of books from a list of twenty-seven titles covering a variety of levels, genres and interests. Students must remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. This fun, academic-based competition promotes responsibility and cooperation.