Epiphany Middle School has a team of sixth graders ready to compete in the academic bowl game. There are four kids and the teacher who will coach them. Every Saturday they get together, and through these sessions, we meet all of the characters and get to know them. When the bowl game begins, we understand how their life experiences hand them the answers to the questions they are asked. Fascinating characters, humor and heart-felt insight make this book a powerhouse. This book is the winner of the 1997 Newbery Medal.