Kenwood Taylor Lewis BCPL Essex Library Battle of the Books Winner


Kenwood senior Taylor Lewis was the BCPL Essex Branch Battle of the Books winner.

For the second year Kenwood’s National English Honor Society advised by Ms. Blackert participated in the Baltimore County Public Library Battle of the Books

Alex Supko, the librarian in charge of the event, shared, “We had fifteen schools participate, with hundreds of students submitting projects around the county.” For the high school competition beginning in September students were to read and discuss ten books, and create a work of expressive art based on their interpretation or reflection of one of the ten books. All final projects were due at the end of February

The Essex branch winner of this year’s Battle of the Books was Kenwood’s own senior Taylor Lewis. Taylor Lewis decided to focus her book project on All The Girls I’ve Been, which is a story about a girl named Nora who often changed her identity due to her past of being a con artist. In the book she has to face her past and past identities to survive and save her loved ones during a bank robbery. Ms. Blacket was proud of Taylor’s success with the competition. “It’s amazing that she won. Her hard work and creativity are evident to anyone that works with her,” Ms. Blackert shares. 

Taylor found the book to be a really interesting and wonderful book. If into thrillers and fiction it is highly recommended. Taylor Lewis adds that she decided to participate in this competition because “I wanted to challenge myself by learning to love reading and I enjoyed the choice of being able to portray the book I’ve read in a way that I loved, which was by art! It was very fun!”

Branch winners received a $50 Visa gift card. Taylor Lewis Taylor adds, “I feel very honored and proud to have won the competition!” As well as Taylor, us faculty, staff, and students here at Kenwood are also very proud of her.