The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2022-23 Booklist is now available. Elementary schools will read the 10 books marked for Grades 4-5 that are nominees for the 2022-23 GCBA Award. Middle Schools will only read the 10 books marked for Grades 6-8 that are nominees for the 2022-23 GCBA Award.  The High Schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2022-23 Georgia Peach Award.

The following list is for elementary schools.

  1. Baptist, K. J. (2020). Isaiah Dunn is my hero. Crown Books for Young Readers.
  2. Berry, J. (2021). Hope springs. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  3. Fipps, L. (2021). Starfish. Nancy Paulsen Books.
  4. Gennari, Jennifer. (2021). Muffled. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
  5. Holm, J. L. (2021). The lion of Mars. Random House Books for Young Readers.
  6. LaMotte, L. (2020). Measuring up (A. Xu, Illus.). HarperAlley.
  7. McAnulty. S. (2020). Millionaires for the month. Random House Books for Young Readers.
  8. Nisson, S. (2021). Power up. Clarion Books.
  9. Royce, E. (2021). Root magic. Magic Pond Press.
  10. Standish, A. (2020). How to disappear completely. HarperCollins.

The following list is for middle schools.

  1. Alston, B. B. (2021). Amari and the night brothers. Balzer + Bray.
  2. Dee, B. (2020). Maybe he just likes you. Aladdin.
  3. Esplin, J. L. (2020). 96 miles. Starscape.
  4. Faruqi, R. (2021). Unsettled. HarperCollins.
  5. Ireland, J. (2021). Ophie’s ghosts. Balzer + Bray.
  6. Oh, E. (2021). Finding Junie Kim. HarperCollins.
  7. Sheinkin, S. (2019). Born to fly: The first women’s air race across America. Roaring Book Press.
  8. Sounders, T. (2020). Coop knows the scoop. Sourcebooks Young Readers.
  9. Venkatraman, P. (2021). Born behind bars. Nancy Paulsen Books.
  10. Warga, J. (2021). Shape of thunder. Balzer + Bray.

The following list is for high schools.

  1. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
  2. Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink
  3. The Assignment by Liza Wiemer
  4. The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
  5. Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly DeVos
  6. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  7. The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
  8. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
  9. Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury
  10. In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
  11. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  12. Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
  13. The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
  14. The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons
  15. Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi
  16. The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
  17. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  18. The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
  19. Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
  20. This Will be Funny Someday by Katie Henry