Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl was started by a Media Specialist in DeKalb County. Her goal was to encourage her students to read the nominee books from the Georgia Children's Book Awards. She created a competitive reading competition that is delivered in game format. Her vision was to have teams from many different schools across the state to compete against each other based upon their knowledge of the selected books.
Helen Ruffin's dream is now a reality as it is open to students in grades four through twelve across the state of Georgia. Our school's team is made up of ten members of fourth and fifth grade students. Below is a list of books Mt. Zion's Reading Bowl Team will read.
On January 27th, they will compete locally within Carroll County Schools to have a chance to make it to the Divisional Bowl.
The following is the list of Georgia Award Books for elementary schools.