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.
- Baptist, K. J. (2020). Isaiah Dunn is my hero. Crown Books for Young Readers.
- Berry, J. (2021). Hope springs. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
- Fipps, L. (2021). Starfish. Nancy Paulsen Books.
- Gennari, Jennifer. (2021). Muffled. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
- Holm, J. L. (2021). The lion of Mars. Random House Books for Young Readers.
- LaMotte, L. (2020). Measuring up (A. Xu, Illus.). HarperAlley.
- McAnulty. S. (2020). Millionaires for the month. Random House Books for Young Readers.
- Nisson, S. (2021). Power up. Clarion Books.
- Royce, E. (2021). Root magic. Magic Pond Press.
- Standish, A. (2020). How to disappear completely. HarperCollins.
The following list is for middle schools.
- Alston, B. B. (2021). Amari and the night brothers. Balzer + Bray.
- Dee, B. (2020). Maybe he just likes you. Aladdin.
- Esplin, J. L. (2020). 96 miles. Starscape.
- Faruqi, R. (2021). Unsettled. HarperCollins.
- Ireland, J. (2021). Ophie’s ghosts. Balzer + Bray.
- Oh, E. (2021). Finding Junie Kim. HarperCollins.
- Sheinkin, S. (2019). Born to fly: The first women’s air race across America. Roaring Book Press.
- Sounders, T. (2020). Coop knows the scoop. Sourcebooks Young Readers.
- Venkatraman, P. (2021). Born behind bars. Nancy Paulsen Books.
- Warga, J. (2021). Shape of thunder. Balzer + Bray.
The following list is for high schools.
- Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
- Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink
- The Assignment by Liza Wiemer
- The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
- Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly DeVos
- Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
- The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
- Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
- Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury
- In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
- Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
- Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
- The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
- The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons
- Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi
- The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
- The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
- Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
- This Will be Funny Someday by Katie Henry