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Flat Rock Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

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The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) is a unique reading competition organized in a game format using the current Georgia Children’s Book Award nominees. Several years ago, Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a library Media Specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School, in DeKalb County, Georgia, was inspired to use the books nominated for the Georgia Book Awards to encourage her students to read.  Mrs. Ruffin’s vision was to have teams comprised of students from different schools compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. Today, the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in grades four through twelve across the state.

Up to 10 students will be chosen to represent Flat Rock Elementary at the competition.  If you are interested, see Mrs. O. Ingram (Teacher-Librarian) today and begin reading. To prepare for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, the members will read and discuss the ten books, write practice questions, practice using the competition buzzers, and memorize facts about the books.  

Competition date:  January 28, 2023.  

Below is the list of books to read to prepare for the 2023 HRRB:

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by K.J. Baptist

Hope Springs by J. Berry

Star Fish by L. Fipps

Muffled by Jennifer Gennari

The Lion of Mars by J. L. Holm

Measuring Up by L. LaMotte

Power Up by S. Nisson

Millionaires for the Month by S. McAnulty

Root Magic by E. Royce

How to Disappear Completely by A. Standish