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Battle of the bands

Call Number



First edition.

Publication Information

Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.

Physical Description

305 pages : illustration ; 24 cm


Collects sixteen interconnected short stories about a high school's battle of the bands competition, from such authors as Shaun David Hutchinson, Brittany Cavallaro, and Preeti Chhibber.

For many, the Raritan River High School Battle of the Bands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform onstage for their peers and maybe win a real recording session. For others it is a too-loud obligation or a chaotic test of their technological and organizational know-how. But for all it is a chance to live a different kind of life from the one they usually live... if only for one night, if only for one song. -- adapted from jacket


  • Miss Somewhere / Brittany Cavallaro
  • Cecilia (you're breaking my heart) / Ashley Poston
  • Sidelines / Sarah Nicole Smetana
  • Battle of the exes / Sarvenaz Taghavian
  • Love is a battlefield / Shaun David Hutchinson
  • You found me / Ashley Woodfolk
  • Adventures in babysitting / Justin Courtney Pierre
  • Peanut butter sandwiches / Jasmine Warga
  • Reckless love / Jay Coles
  • The ride / Jenn Marie Thorne
  • Three chords / Eric Smith
  • Merch to do about nothing / Preeti Chhibber
  • All these friends and lovers / Katie Cotugno
  • A small light / Jenny Torres Sanchez
  • Set the world on fire / Lauren Gibaldi
  • The sisterhood of light and sound / Jeff Zentner.

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