Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

    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.
  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.