Booklists

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2020-21 Booklist is now available. Elementary schools will read the 10 books marked for Grades 4-5 that are nominees for the 2020-21 GCBA Award. Middle Schools will only read the 10 books marked for Grades 6-8 that are nominees for the 2020-21 GCBA Award.  The High Schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2020-21 Georgia Peach Award.

The following list is for elementary schools.

  1. Creech, Sharon. (2018). Saving Winslow. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
  2. DiCamillo, Kate. (2018). Louisiana’s Way Here. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.
  3. Kelly, Lynne. (2019). Song for a Whale. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.
  4. Korman, Gordon. (2019). The Unteachables. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray.
  5. Magoon, Kekla. (2018). Season of Styx Malone. New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books.
  6. McDunn, Gillian. (2019). Caterpillar Summer. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.
  7.  Raúf, Onjali Q. (2019). The Boy at the Back of the Class. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.
  8. Savage, Melissa. (2017). Lemons. New York, NY: Crown Books for Young Readers.
  9. Swender, Jennifer. (2019). Solving for M. New York, NY: Crown Books for Young Readers.
  10. Watson, Renée. (2019). Some Places More than Others. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

The following list is for middle schools.

  1. Cartaya, Pablo. (2019). Each Tiny Spark. New York, NY: Kokila. 
  2. Draper, Sharon M. (2018). Blended. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 
  3. Gemeinhart, Dan. (2019). The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co. 
  4. Lackey, Lindsay. (2019). All the Impossible Things. New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press. 
  5. Panteleakos, Nicole. (2019). Planet Earth is Blue. New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books. 
  6. Roberts, Barbara Carroll. (2019). Nikki on the Line. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company. 
  7. Sloan, Holly Goldberg, & Wolitzer, Meg. (2019). To Night Owl From Dogfish. New York, NY: Dial Books for Young Readers. 
  8. Takei, George, Eisinger, Justin, & Scott, Steven. (2019). They Called Us Enemy. (Illus. Harmony Becker). Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions. 
  9. Venkatraman, Padma. (2019). The Bridge Home. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books. 
  10. Williams, Alicia D. (2019). Genesis Begins Again. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

The following list is for high schools.

  1. American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
  2. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  3. Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez
  4. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  5. Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
  6. Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl
  7. Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
  8. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
  9. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
  10. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  11. The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
  12. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  13. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  14. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  15. Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
  16. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
  17. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  18. Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley
  19. Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
  20. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo