Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team

Helen Ruffin Reading Club

Reading Club
The Reading Club is a group of 6th-8th grade students who love to read. Students will meet after school to discuss the stories and participate in a variety of activities and friendly competition using team buzzers that will help students become experts on the common books they read. From this club, students will compete to earn a spot on the Reading Bowl Competition Team of at least 10 students.

The following list is for middle schools for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  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.

 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students grades 4-12. There will be a WCSD Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl between the Walton County schools (TBD).  The winners of the Walton County Reading Bowl will compete in the regional competition (TBD). The state competition will be held between regional winners (TBD).

About Helen Ruffin:
Helen Ruffin was a media specialist is Dekalb County. To encourage her students to read, she created a competition game based on the Georgia Children's Book Award nominees. She wanted to have teams of students compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. The idea quickly grew from competition between Dekalb County schools to a statewide competition in 2003.




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