Booklists

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2021-22 Booklist is now available. Elementary schools will read the 10 books marked for Grades 4-5 that are nominees for the 2021-22 GCBA Award. Middle Schools will only read the 10 books marked for Grades 6-8 that are nominees for the 2021-22 GCBA Award.  The High Schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2021-22 Georgia Peach Award.

The following list is for elementary schools.

  1. Jamieson, Victoria & Mohamed, Omar. (2020). When Stars are Scattered. New York, NY: Dial Books.
  2. Lai, Remy. (2019). Pie in the Sky. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co.
  3. LeZott, Ann Claire. (2020). Show Me a Sign. New York, NY: Scholastic.
  4. Marks, Janae. (2020). From the Desk of Zoe Washington. New York, NY: Katherine Tegan Books.
  5. Mbalia, Kwame. (2019). Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. New York, NY: Rick Riordan Presents.
  6. Park, Linda Sue. (2020). Prairie Lotus. New York, NY: Clarion Books.
  7. Ryan, Pam Munoz. (2020). Manañaland. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.
  8. Soontornvat, Christina. (2020). A Wish in the Dark. New York, NY: Candlewick Press.
  9. Stoddard, Lindsey. (2020). Brave like that. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
  10. Watson, Renee. (2020). Ways to Make Sunshine. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

The following list is for middle schools.

  1. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. (2020). Fighting Words. New York, NY: Dial Books.
  2. Bowling, Dusti. (2020). The Canyon’s Edge. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  3. Braden, Ann. (2018). The Benefits of Being an Octopus. New York, NY:Sky Pony Press.
  4. Cisneros, Ernesto. (2020). Efren Divided. New York, NY: Quill Tree Books.
  5. Firestone, Carrie. (2020). Dress Coded. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.
  6. Harrell, R. (2020). Wink. New York, NY: Dial Books.
  7. Keklar, Supriya. (2020). American as Paneer Pie. New York, NY: Alladin Press.
  8. Kim, Jessica. (2020). Stand Up, Yumi Chung! New York, NY: Kokila Press.
  9. Reynolds, Jason & Kendi, Ibram X. (2020). Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  10. Rhodes, Jewell Parker. (2020). Black Brother, Black Brother. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

The following list is for high schools.

  1. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
  2. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  3. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  4. Flamer by Mike Curato
  5. Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
  6. Golden Arm by Carl Deuker
  7. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  8. How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates
  9. I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
  10. If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
  11. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  12. It Came from the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti
  13. Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson
  14. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
  15. Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
  16. Skyhunter by Marie Lu
  17. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  18. The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
  19. What I Carry by Jennifer Longo
  20. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson