And we are off! Today is the first match of the 2015 SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books. And it is a doozy — Brown Girl Dreaming versus Children of the King judged beautifully by Holly Black. We’ve also got our kid commentators — including one new 7th grader who is doing a fabulous job right out of the gate. You can see all the judges here and the contenders and the brackets here. It is a lot of fun, I promise you!