Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

About the Bowl

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl began with the vision of Ms. Helen Ruffin, a beloved school librarian in Dekalb County. Her idea has grown into a state-wide competition that drives readers with a competitive spirit, encompassing hundreds of schools and students. 

During the last few years, over 600 schools throughout Georgia have held competitions at the local school district level and have registered online for regional competitions.

Today, the Georgia HRRB includes six geographic competition regions; North, East, West, Metro, Middle and South. All school districts in Georgia are divided into one of these regions.

From these six regions, two competition divisions have been formed: Division 1, which consists of the North, West and Metro HRRB Regions, and Division 2, which consists of the East, Middle and South HRRB Regions.

The 2017-2018 school year was the first to form a team from Loganville Middle School. Our students went all the way to the Regional competition, and finished third!

If you enjoy reading, competing, and quizzing, ask about details!

2019-2020 Middle School Book List

All of these titles are available in the Media Center.

  • Alexander, Kwame. (2018). Rebound (Illus. Dawud Anyabwile). New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul. (2018). The Journey of Little Charlie. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.
  • Hiranandani, Veera. (2018). Night Diary. New York, NY: Dial Books for Young Readers.
  • Jenson, Cordelia and Morrison, Laurie. (2018). Every Shiny Thing (Illus. Kimberly Glyder). New York, NY: Amulet Books.
  • Messner, Kate. (2016). Seventh Wish. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.
  • Messner, Kate. (2018). Breakout. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Children's Book.
  • Nielsen, Jennifer A.. (2018). Resistance. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.
  • Paterson, Katherine. (2017). My Brigadista Year. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.
  • Townsend, Jessica. (2017). Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Illus.Jim Madsen). New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.
  • Woodson, Jacqueline. (2018). Harbor Me. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books. 

Study Resources

Read the books! 
 Use this tool to study key facts from the books, or create and share your own study set questions with the group.
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