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    The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2019-20 Booklist is now available. Elementary schools will read the 10 books marked for Grades 4-5 that are nominees for the 2019-20 GCBA Award. Middle Schools will only read the 10 books marked for Grades 6-8 that are nominees for the 2019-20 GCBA Award.  The High Schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2019-20 Georgia Peach Award.

    The following list is for elementary schools.

    1. Anderson, John David. (2018) Granted. New York: NY: Walden Pond Press.
    2. Applegate, Katherine. (2017) Wishtree (Illus. Charles Santoso). New York, NY: Feiwel and Friends.
    3. Bundy, Tamara. (2017). Walking with Miss Millie. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books.
    4. Connor, Leslie. (2018). The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books.
    5. Glaser, Karina Yan. (2017). The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    6. Johnson, Varian. (2018). The Parker Inheritance. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.
    7. Kelly, Erin Entrada. (2018). You Go First. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.
    8. Saeed, Aisha. (2018). Amal Unbound. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books.
    9. Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2017). Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. New York, NY: Amistad.
    10. Yang, Kelly. (2018). Front Desk. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.

    The following list is for middle schools.

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

    The following list is for high schools.

    1. After the Shot Drops by Ribay, Randy.
    2. Children of Blood and Bone by Adeyemi, Tomi.
    3. Dear Martin by Stone, Nic.
    4. Devils Within by Henson, S.F.
    5. Dread Nation by Ireland, Justina.
    6. Far From the Tree by Benway, Robin.
    7. Girl Made of Stars by Blake, Ashley Herring.
    8. Heretics Anonymous by Henry, Katie.
    9. I Am Still Alive by Marshall, Kate Alice.
    10. In Other Lands by Brennan, Sarah Rees.
    11. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by James, Lauren.
    12. Mary’s Monster by Judge, Lita.
    13. Now is Everything by Giles, Amy.
    14. Pitch Dark by Alameda, Courtney.
    15. The Poet X by Acevado, Elizabeth.
    16. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Wang, Jen.
    17. Seafire by Parker, Natalie.
    18. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Spalding, Amy.
    19. Truly Devious by Johnson, Maureen.
    20. The Way You Make Me Feel by Goo, Maureen.

    Booklists

    The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2019-20 Booklist is now available. Elementary schools will read the 10 books marked for Grades 4-5 that are nominees for the 2019-20 GCBA Award. Middle Schools will only read the 10 books marked for Grades 6-8 that are nominees for the 2019-20 GCBA Award.  The High Schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2019-20 Georgia Peach Award.

    Elementary School Booklist

    The following list is for elementary schools.

    1. Anderson, John David. (2018) Granted. New York: NY: Walden Pond Press.
    2. Applegate, Katherine. (2017) Wishtree (Illus. Charles Santoso). New York, NY: Feiwel and Friends.
    3. Bundy, Tamara. (2017). Walking with Miss Millie. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books.
    4. Connor, Leslie. (2018). The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books.
    5. Glaser, Karina Yan. (2017). The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    6. Johnson, Varian. (2018). The Parker Inheritance. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.
    7. Kelly, Erin Entrada. (2018). You Go First. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.
    8. Saeed, Aisha. (2018). Amal Unbound. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books.
    9. Williams-Garcia, Rita. (2017). Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. New York, NY: Amistad.
    10. Yang, Kelly. (2018). Front Desk. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.
    Middle School Booklist

    The following list is for middle schools.

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

    The following list is for high schools.

    1. After the Shot Drops by Ribay, Randy.
    2. Children of Blood and Bone by Adeyemi, Tomi.
    3. Dear Martin by Stone, Nic.
    4. Devils Within by Henson, S.F.
    5. Dread Nation by Ireland, Justina.
    6. Far From the Tree by Benway, Robin.
    7. Girl Made of Stars by Blake, Ashley Herring.
    8. Heretics Anonymous by Henry, Katie.
    9. I Am Still Alive by Marshall, Kate Alice.
    10. In Other Lands by Brennan, Sarah Rees.
    11. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by James, Lauren.
    12. Mary’s Monster by Judge, Lita.
    13. Now is Everything by Giles, Amy.
    14. Pitch Dark by Alameda, Courtney.
    15. The Poet X by Acevado, Elizabeth.
    16. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Wang, Jen.
    17. Seafire by Parker, Natalie.
    18. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Spalding, Amy.
    19. Truly Devious by Johnson, Maureen.
    20. The Way You Make Me Feel by Goo, Maureen.