2019-2020 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Genesis Innovation Academy

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What is it?

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl ("HRRB") is a unique reading competition offered to students in Grades 4-8 throughout the state of Georgia. The "bowl" is a competition between schools and uses questions from the Georgia Book Award nominees in a quiz bowl-like format.


The 2019-2020 season will be our first year competing, so this is a big deal! We want our scholars to be ready for the competition to showcase their skills, so preparation begins now!

Grades 4-5 Book List

Granted by John David Anderson
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy
The truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
The Parker inheritance by Varian Johnson
You go first by Erin Entrada Kelly
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Clayton Byrd goed underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
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Grades 6-8 Book List

Breakout by Kate Messner

Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jenson and Laurie Morrison

Harbor Me by Jaqueline Woodson

My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Rebound by Alexander Kwame

Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen

Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

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